Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

I like to make this at Christmas instead of fruitcake. It's not as heavy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Grease and line with parchment paper one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add beaten eggs and orange juice and mix well.
  5. Sift flour and baking powder.
  6. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture and toss with raisins and cherries (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake).
  7. Add flour mixture to batter and blend.
  8. Add floured raisins and cherries to dough and mix until just combined.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 2-1/2 hours.
  11. Don't serve until several days old.
  12. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap or foil and store in a sealed tin.
Most Helpful

It was delicious! I made 2 cakes. For the first one, I stuck to this recipe. For the second one, I added the following: 4 pkts. Dream whip powder (chocolate flavour), 1 pkt. Cappucino cooler, 1 tin sliced pineapple with its sugar syrup and 4 tbsp (heaped) Of Chocolate Ice cream(from Baskin Robbins). For the second and the first cakes, I used only 1/2 cup butter and not 1.

Charishma_Ramchandani December 16, 2001