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Homemade Christmas Fruitcake

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Fruitcake. This recipe is a tradition in my family, and my sister, Barbara, makes it every year. It is much better that pre-packaged fruitcakes, and I think you will love the combination of Christmas-y flavors!
  Pitted dates 1 Pound, chopped
  Pecans 1 Pound, chopped
  Red candied cherries 1⁄4 Pound, chopped
  Green candied cherries 1⁄4 Pound, chopped
  Candied sliced pineapple 1⁄2 Pound, chopped
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Self rising flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4 , well-beaten

Combine dates, pecans, cherries, and pineapple in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine dry ingredients; add to fruit mixture, stirring well. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Spoon batter into a buttered and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 250 degrees (F) for about 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake completely in pan. Remove, and place on a nice cake plate. Slice into ½-inch slices to serve. (It is very rich.) Note: Cake may be baked in 2 buttered and floured standard loaf pans at 250 degrees (F) for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean. You may think you are not fond of fruitcake, but I think this recipe will convince you that it is a great tradition for the holidays. Thanks to my sister Barbara for the recipe, and much love to all of you at Christmastime! --Betty
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Cake Channel
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
185 Minutes
Ready In: 
200 Minutes
If anyone in your family isn't to keen on having store-bought fruitcake, this could be the ideal homemade fruitcake recipe you've been looking for. Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Fruitcake Moist fruit and a crunchy sugary topping mean it's impossible to have just one slice of this delicious cake. Stream the video to learn more about this Christmas must-have.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 732 Calories from Fat 301

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.8%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g17.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.6 mg28.2%

Sodium 221.1 mg9.2%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g35%

Dietary Fiber 8.5 g34%

Sugars 80.3 g

Protein 9 g18.1%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 13.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Homemade Christmas Fruitcake Recipe Video