'Tis the season for fruitcake! This one is more candy than cake and oh so delicious. Keep it in the refrigerator indefinitely. Really.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch tube pan. Line bottom of pan with greased parchment paper. Set aside.

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  • Chop fruit and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut and mix well with hands. Stir in flour, then sweetened condensed milk. Blend well.

  • Pack firmly in prepared tube pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven. Run knife around edge of cake and remove rim of pan. When barely warm, remove tube bottom and paper from cake.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 64.3g 21% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 8.9mg 3% DV; sodium 139.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
My mom died 9 years ago and I didn't write down her Fruit Cake Recipe... Cathy Thank you this was the one. It is the only Fruit Cake I eat and it is so easy that my 10 year old loves to make it. I just couldn't remember the amounts. Thank you for submitting it. Robin Perez Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2008
This fruitcake is easy to make but we probably will not give this one a go again. Coconut content very high seems to attempt to replace some of the flour in this recipe not necessarily for the better. Read More
(19)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
My mom died 9 years ago and I didn't write down her Fruit Cake Recipe... Cathy Thank you this was the one. It is the only Fruit Cake I eat and it is so easy that my 10 year old loves to make it. I just couldn't remember the amounts. Thank you for submitting it. Robin Perez Read More
(61)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Was VERY rich. Not sure if I will make this again but I sliced it very thin (had to use a wet hot knife to get through it neatly) and spread it out among the gift goodie plates we give for Christmas. When I served some at a Christmas party it was eaten with the candy/Christmas goodies and seemed to be enjoyed - I got several positive comments. The flavor was very sweet - almost a candy cake rather than a fruit cake. Make sure you LOVE coconut before making this as it is a main contributor to the taste and texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2002
THANKS A MILLION FOR THIS RECIPE...I JUST MADE IT YESTERDAY AND IT'S THE BEST..EASY TO MAKE TASTE GREAT..IF YOU READ THIS PLEASE TRY THIS ONE....I WILL ALWAYS MAKE THIS FOR THE HOLIDAYS... THANKS AGAIN SANDY Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This is the BEST try making it in Cupcake pans its just perfect... Robin Perez gave me that suggestion and it turns out perfect each time... and to think her mom Maudeen started it over 65 years ago it is still the best fruit cake ever Thank You Cathy for printing it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2008
This fruitcake is easy to make but we probably will not give this one a go again. Coconut content very high seems to attempt to replace some of the flour in this recipe not necessarily for the better. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2004
This is fantastic! It is very rich so I tried to cut mine in as small of pieces as I could. I actually used a teflon coated roast pan and it worked out great. I highly recommend this recipe. I believe that people who don't like regular fruit cake will like this because it has the candied fruit in it not the bitter tasting citron. This is a keeper for sure. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
Wow! How easy is this!! I only had 1/2 the coconut but it was more than enough. I made a 1/2 recipe and it made 22 cupcakes. Baked till brown on top about 40 minutes and they are delicious! Great recipe!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
Super easy turned even the fruit cake doubter into a believer. And makes the cook look GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This is absolutely great! I made a third of the recipe in a square pan then cut it into pieces so I had delicious bars!! love them! Read More
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