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Christmas Special Fruitcake

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“Removing fruitcakes from their pans can be difficult unless the pan is lined with waxed paper. This is my favourite fruitcake. It is filled with 3 cups of nuts, dates and maraschino cherries. It does not contain any fat. I use dates from the health food store which are dry and delicious. This is not too sweet or cloying. I make it all the time. Don’t wait until Christmas it is very easy and quick.”
2hrs 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine nuts, dates and cherries.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into nut mixture until nuts and fruit are well coated.
  3. Beat eggs until foamy; stir in vanilla.
  4. Fold into nut mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased and waxed paper lined 9 inch by 5 inch by 3 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 24 servings. Cake will get softer overnight.
  6. Country Cooking.

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