Easy-Does-It Fruitcake Recipe
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Easy-Does-It Fruitcake Recipe

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These miniature loaves are chock-full of tempting fruit and nuts. The glaze makes them extra moist and tasty. They are wonderful to give as gifts and fun to serve to holiday guests. -Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 pound chopped candied fruit
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 239 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour, candied fruit, dates, raisins and nuts; toss until well coated; set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and remaining flour; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice, beating well after each addition. Stir in fruit and nut mixture; mix well.
  3. Spoon into five greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. baking pans (pans will be full). Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Cover with foil; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. With a pastry brush, brush glaze over warm loaves. Cool completely. Yield: 5 loaves (8 slices each).
Originally published as Easy-Does-It Fruitcake in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p39

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cbuckley 33739
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013


chazina68 204696
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"Followed the instructions to the letter, and it was very dry. definately not worth the time or money to make it."

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