Golden Fruit Cake With Pound Cake Mix

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Nov. 30, 2011


Pound cake mix 16 Ounce (2 Packages)
Eggs 4
Milk/Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Candied red cherries 8 Ounce , chopped (1 Jar)
Whole almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs) , blanched and chopped
Golden raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped
Cognac 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Flaked coconut 3 1/2 Ounce (1 Can)
Orange rind 2 Tablespoon , grated
Lemon rind 1 Tablespoon , grated
Orange frosting 4 Tablespoon (Or As Needed)



1) Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2) Lightly grease a 10-inch tube pan and dust with flour.


3) In a bowl, prepare pound-cake batter with both packages of cake mix, eggs and milk or water, according to label directions.

4) In a medium bowl, place the cherries, almonds, and raisins and mix in cognac.

5) Lightly fold the cognac mixture into cake batter with coconut and orange and lemon rinds.

6) Transfer the batter into tube pan.

7) Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted near center comes out clean.

8) Leave aside for 10 minutes to cool in pan.


9) Using a knife, loosen the pudding around edges and tube.

10) Invert the cake onto the rack and turn right side up.

11) Allow to cool completely and place on the serving plate.

12) Cover the top of cake with orange frosting, allowing the mixture run down side.


13) Garnish with cut candied red cherries, angelica, and whole almonds, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 100 Minutes
Ready In: 100 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 823Calories from Fat 265

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 615 mg25.63%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 77 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet