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Looking for fruitcake recipes? Taste of Home has the best fruitcake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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My husband didn't care for fruitcake (which I love) - till he tasted this one. He and I have three children. He's an avid fishermen...when others are canning fruits and vegetables, I'm busy canning and smoking salmon! -Clare Brooks, Juneau, Alaska
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Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.

Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

Quick Fruitcake

"This moist loaf is the perfect choice for people who don't like the candied fruits that go into traditional fruitcake," assures Diane Hixon from her home in Niceville, Florida. "Each slice is chock-full of goodies, so they'll think that you fussed when you haven't."

Pecan Date Fruitcake

Pecan Date Fruitcake

Pecan Date Fruitcake

My husband grew up in Louisiana and has fond memories of his mother's fruitcake. I make this for him every year to remind him of special times. Pretty slices are an attractive addition.
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Banana Nut Fruitcake

Banana Nut Fruitcake

Banana Nut Fruitcake

Combining two popular baked goods - banana bread and fruitcake - yielded this treat. Even people who don't care for fruitcake will like this version!

Chiffon Fruitcake

Chiffon Fruitcake

Chiffon Fruitcake

Unlike typical fruitcakes, this tall cake is nice and light. The cinnamon whipped cream adds a bit of festive flair. —Tonya Farmer, Iowa City, Iowa

Holiday White Fruitcake

Holiday White Fruitcake

Holiday White Fruitcake

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

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Unlike traditional fruitcake, with its dark color and dense texture, this fruitcake is light-colored and light-textured, flavored with orange, coconut, date, raisins and nuts. It was baked in a fluted cake pan to give it a different shape.—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana

Christmas Special Fruitcake

Christmas Special Fruitcake

Christmas Special Fruitcake

I've made this quick and easy Christmas fruit cake many times during the past several years, giving it to family and friends for gifts. I also gave one to my doctor, and he claims it's the best he's ever tasted.

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Even those who don't care for fruitcake love this special holiday dessert. It's a fun way to "dress up" that old favorite, carrot cake. Try it—your friends and family will agree. —Ann Parden, Chunchula, Alabama

Daisy's Fruitcake

Daisy's Fruitcake

Daisy's Fruitcake

I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy Corene McHorse, San Saba, Texas

Southern Fruitcake

Southern Fruitcake

Southern Fruitcake

"I've never found anyone who didn't like this lovely fruitcake," remarks Ruth Marie Lyons of Boulder, Colorado.
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