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Light and Moist Fruitcake

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“I adapted this from other recipes to come up with a cake that is both light and moist, as opposed to the denser varieties of fruitcake. Feel free to drizzle on more liquor after it is cooked to keep moist if you are not eating it right away.”
1hr 40mins
2 loaf pans

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the candied fruit, the raisins and the orange zest in the rum for 2 hours.
  2. Using an electric beater, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla, eggs and sour cream and beat together.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  5. Slowly add the flour mix into the butter mixture, stirring until incorporated.
  6. Add the soaked fruit with its rum, and the coconut, Stir well.
  7. Grease and line with greaseproof paper 2 large loaf pans.
  8. Divide the cake mix between the 2 loaf pans.
  9. Bake at 350°F on middle rack for 1 1/2 hours, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  10. Cool and remove from pans.

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