Holiday White Fruitcake Recipe
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Holiday White Fruitcake Recipe

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Years ago, when I attended Koloa Missionary Church in Hawaii, a friend gave me this recipe. Now I whip up at least 60 loaves for the holidays. —Eileen Sokolowski Flatt, Chandler, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 64 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1-1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 133 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 275°. Line bottoms of four greased 9x5-in. loaf pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. In a small bowl, toss candied fruit, raisins and walnuts with 1/2 cup flour. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in remaining flour. Fold in fruit mixture.
  3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 loaves (16 slices each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Holiday White Fruitcake in Taste of Home November 2014, p66

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jordanclaire User ID: 7628969 214977
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"So buttery and delicious! Will be making every year."

auntiemarlene User ID: 6975872 109349
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"can this cake be made in advance and frozen? Marlene"

sandydent User ID: 937394 114724
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"This recipe had my attention the moment I saw it. Always wanted to make a white fruitcake and this recipe looked easy. It was delicious. Will definitely be on my Christmas baking list. I made just minor changes. I lined the pans with parchment paper slings for easy removal. I used 50% mixed fruit and 50% deluxe fruit (cherries and pineapple) and cooled it in the pan for nearly an hour to help it firm up before removal. I had no issues at all with slicing, it turned out perfect. A definite winner!"

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 194380
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"I've never been a fan of fruitcakes because they're always so dark, dense and "sticky". When I saw this one I thought it was one I could possibly eat and was I right. Very nice recipe. The flavor was great and the texture was a similar to a pound cake. I may try wrapping it in cheesecloth and soaking it in some brandy."

Betty Warren User ID: 6866917 194379
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Received my magazine yesterday and this recipe was the first to draw my attention. Made it today and was so disappointed. Sort of fell apart when I sliced it. Did I do something wrong?

Very seldom do I take a recipe from the magazine unless it is on line and I can read reviews.
This time I was excited because I am the only person I know of who likes fruit cake, so I went with instinct. Sorry"

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