Buttery Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake Recipe
55
5 Reviews
This buttery pound cake, filled with candied fruit, is especially nice during the holiday season.
20 min
Prep Time
2:10
Total Time
48 servings

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1 1/2 cups
candied fruit mix
1/2 cup
chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour and all remaining ingredients except candied fruit and walnuts in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour, candied fruit and nuts by hand.
  2. Pour into 6 greased and floured mini (5 1/2x3-inch) loaf pans. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely. .

Recipe Tips

Two greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pans can be substituted for mini loaf pans. Bake 50-60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
2g
Fat
7g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Instead of candied fruit, I used remnants of various homemade preserves, peach, plum and pear. I also substituted pecans for walnuts. Awesome!

Rating

I use only the candied cherries and candied pineapple in this cake with the walnuts. I also make a version where I add chopped dates and cut-up orange slice candies, tossed in sugar, and walnuts. This is a must requested recipe and the date/orange cake is really amazing. I've been making this since it was first published, as Evangeline posted.

Rating

Actually, I would give this recipe 10 stars! I've made this cake for the past 15 or so years since the recipe was first published in an LOL digest-sized cookbook. This cake literally melts in your mouth! The idea to add cream cheese was a real stroke of genius! As pecans are preferred in my part of the country, I substitute them for walnuts. To make an otherwise delectable cake irresistible, I also add coconut. People ask me every Christmas to make them some of this fruitcake. It is, indeed, THAT good. :)

Rating

Everyone that I gave this Fruit Cake to, wanted more. My husband likes traditional fruitcake, but doesn't want it any more, only this recipe.

Rating

I used mixed candied fruit and nuts in this recipe it is great to gave for the holidays.

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