Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Now those watching their sugar intake can enjoy fruitcake at Christmas as well

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix raisins, dates, shortening, hot water, salt, cinnamon, cloves and prunes.
  2. Boil 5 minutes.
  3. Cool and add vanilla, flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Line pans with paper.
  5. Bake 350 30 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 325 and bake until tests come clear 25-30 minute more.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! Tasted lovely. Although the raisins, dates, prunes, figs and dried apricots are certainly NOT suitable for a diabetic. They all have a very high sugar content. Just thought others should be aware of this.

sgmcbeattie December 12, 2009

Fantastic recipe! Made this for my father who is diabetic & was complaining of not having anything to take to work. So instead of making my usual no taste cookies, I made him a fruit cake. He loves it :) He has devoured he whole first cake already! Thankyou for posting :)

Polly_Waffle_Kid June 23, 2007

To whoever posted this - THANK YOU - this recipe will be being trialed this weekend. Report to follow

villavengore June 21, 2006