Miniature Fruitcakes Recipe
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Miniature Fruitcakes Recipe

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"I've been using this recipe for 40 years," reports Ruth Burrus, Zionsville, Indiana. "The cakes make cute gifts."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup chopped mixed candied fruit (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Halved candied cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 251 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine egg yolks and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Fill greased and floured muffin cups two-thirds full. Cover muffin tin tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Bake at 275° for 1 hour. Uncover; top with cherries. Bake 5 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of each cup; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Miniature Fruitcakes in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p8

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"These are delicious. I've made them several times. They are a little tricky removing from tins though."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I guess it was my own mistake though....I forgot to cover the pan with the tinfoil and they came out crispy all around....not sure what to do with them now without wasting all the good ingredients."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"Super good flavor and texture. I drizzled with orange juice - nice and moist."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Is something missing from recipe? made these and they were awful. no cake at all.

wasted money and time.cherries on top just
fell off."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"I have not made these yet because I cannot come to term with the number of calories in each. Is it possible to lighten them up - 251 calories -wow!"

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