Some people do not like the citron found in fruitcakes, so they might like this one. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 10 x 14 inch tube cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 10 x 14 inch tube pan; line with waxed paper.

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  • Mix fruits and nuts in a large bowl.

  • Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

  • Mix eggs, corn syrup, sugar and oil in a medium size bowl. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Pour over fruit mixture and mix. Firmly pack into pan.

  • Bake at 275 degrees F (135 degree C) about 2 hours and 15 minutes, or until top appears dry. Cool in pan.

Nutrition Facts

689 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 85.9g 28% DV; fat 37.5g 58% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 204mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
I made this for a gathering of friends who detest fruitcake. Well low and behold I had to give this recipe to everyone. thanks so much for this perfect recipe. I will use it from now on whenever I decide to make a scrumptious fruitcake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
The 'batter' was extremely dry and I had to use liquid to get it to mix. Is this right? I thought that maybe fresh dates would be juicier but the only dates I could find were Sunkist in a package. 8 cups of nut halves seemed too much as well. But we'll see; it's in the oven and still has an hour to go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
I made this for a gathering of friends who detest fruitcake. Well low and behold I had to give this recipe to everyone. thanks so much for this perfect recipe. I will use it from now on whenever I decide to make a scrumptious fruitcake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
WOW! Made this yesterday and it is great!!! Everyone I shared it with wanted the recipe. It will convert fruitcake haters everywhere! Will make every Christmas from now on... Thanks for sharing! I only cooked it for 2 hrs. It was brown and Dry and hardened after it cooled a bit. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2010
The 'batter' was extremely dry and I had to use liquid to get it to mix. Is this right? I thought that maybe fresh dates would be juicier but the only dates I could find were Sunkist in a package. 8 cups of nut halves seemed too much as well. But we'll see; it's in the oven and still has an hour to go. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
I used to love fruitcake until I lost all my teeth to nerve damage in my mouth (never had a cavity in my life either). Every recipe for fruitcake has walnuts or pecans or hard citron. This recipe has no citron great but wow it has alot of nuts. Any idea of how to adapt the recipe so that even I can eat it? Read More