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Fantastic Light Fruitcake

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“I am not a lover of fruit cakes, but this one is different. My mother and I make these every Christmas for gifts.”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
2 bundt cakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Add extract, orange juice and soda water.
  4. Add cherries, pineapple, and pecans until all is added. I used to mix all by hand, but now I have a larger mixer that works well and I only mix the cherries, pineapple and pecans by hand.
  5. Drop batter by spoonsful into lightly greased and floured pans. Batter will be very heavy.
  6. Bake at 275 until firm to touch.
  7. This will make 2 large bundt pans, or a loaf pan and several small pans for gifts. The small pans take about 55-60 minutes and the large tube pans take about 65-80 minute The bundt pan will take longer. You can cut the recipe in half since the batter is so heavy and each half makes a whole bundt pan or one large and three smaller loaf pans.

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