Dad's Pride Fruitcake

Total Time
73hrs 15mins
Prep 72 hrs
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Dad's Pride Fruitcake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 2 DAYS before: Combine chopped dried figs, chopped dried pears, chopped dried apricots, chopped dried prunes, golden raisins, currants with brandy cover.
  2. 1 DAY before: Cut marzipan into 1/2 inch pieces place on plate in single layer, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.
  3. BAKING DAY: Generously spray 4 8 x 33/4 x 21/2 disposable loaf pans with pan spray Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Beat 1 1/2 cups butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until light.
  5. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg and salt.
  6. Stir in flour in 4 additions.
  7. Stir in dried fruit mixture and any soaking liquid from bowl, crumbled mincemeat, dates and nuts Gently stir in frozen marzipan pieces.
  8. Evenly spoon batter among prepared pans.
  9. Place pans on baking sheet.
  10. Bake until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  11. Cool cakes completely in pans on racks.
  12. You'll need 4 sections of cheese cloth Dip cheesecloth in brandy wrap each cake, wrap that in aluminum foil and put the cakes some place to season.
  13. Check it once a week to and re-soak cloth.
  14. (the cloth if it has dried out) Allow to season at least 3 weeks.


Most Helpful

How many stars can I give, but 5, deserves many more. THE PERFECT FRUIT CAKE!! Now I can give "FRUIT CAKE" for XMAS that most everyone will enjoy. Thanks for sharing

L DJ November 03, 2008

thought that i would update my comments as i have now tasted this cake and there are too many words to describe it but here are a few yummy, moist, not too rich, very bozzy. I am definatly going to make this cake again for xmas.

Kylie24 January 09, 2003

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