Fiesta Fruitcake

Fiesta Fruitcake

I know. I know. Nobody likes fruitcake. But they haven’t had this fruitcake. I have never tried another fruitcake other than this one. I’m afraid to.

Fiesta Fruitcake

This one is delicious even my kids love it. My Grandmother got this recipe years¬†and years ago from a good friend. It has become a¬†tradition in our family to make it each year. I made one last night and it is already half gone. Bet you’ve never heard that from someone eating fruitcake. Yes, it has the candied red and green cherries in it but not as much as you think. To me, this fruitcake has more nuts and dates. And to push it over the edge a shot of whiskey in the batter. So yummy!

Fiesta Fruitcake
My favorite way to eat it is at night watching a good show on TV and drinking tea. It is the BEST with a nice hot cup of tea!

 

Fiesta Fruitcake

 

Fiesta Fruitcake
Fiesta Fruitcake- My Grandmother's Fruitcake
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Prep Time
15 min unless chopping ingredients by hand
Cook Time
2 hours
Prep Time
15 min unless chopping ingredients by hand
Cook Time
2 hours
Fiesta Fruitcake
Fiesta Fruitcake- My Grandmother's Fruitcake
Print Recipe
Prep Time
15 min unless chopping ingredients by hand
Cook Time
2 hours
Prep Time
15 min unless chopping ingredients by hand
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tube pan. I used a bundt pan for mine. Line the bottom with parchment or waxed paper. Chop all ingredients into small pieces. If you want a decorative top, leave some halves of walnuts or pecans to place in the bottom of the pan before adding in the batter. Place pecans, walnuts, dates, orange peel, red and green cherries, and raisins in large bowl. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into sifter. Sift into the nut and fruit mixture then mix well. Beat eggs until light in a small bowl and add vanilla. Blend thoroughly into the nut and fruit mixture. If you want to add a shot of whiskey now is the time to do it. Mix it well. Spoon into tube pan. When filled, press down the mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan. Bake in oven at 300, for 2 hours or until firm on top. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen around edges and turn out on rack. Remove waxed paper from top and cool completely. Make this ahead of time and freeze it. It freezes perfectly.
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