Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A ministers wife of ours asked me to bake this loaf for one of the ministers meetings one year. I'm not a big fan of fruit cake, because they're to heavy. I like this one very much. That way I get to enjoy fruit cake at Christmas with everyone else. (I buy the other kind so that my DH won't be deprived)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place first 4 ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle a small amount of flour over the fruit.
  2. Toss.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  5. Mix.
  6. Beat together the egg, milk and oil.
  7. Add wet mixture along with fruit to dry ingrefients and blend until all is moistened.
  8. Turn into a greased loaf pan.
  9. Bake in pre-heated 325 degree oven for 1 hour.
  10. You might want to check after 45 minute it depends on your oven.


Most Helpful

Very enjoyable loaf, great for school lunches too. Especially great is the low sugar content. I buttered a big fat slice warm from the oven for my lunch - mmmmm !!! Made for Holiday Tag.

katew October 26, 2009

This is a different, maybe more acceptable to more people than old fashioned fruitcake kind of fruitcake. It is lighter, but still has the same kind of fruit and next time, I may even try to get a bit more fruit into it without making it fall. I used candied cherries, but because I'm at the mercy of what is available in France, they are green, the pinapple and candied orange peel were no problem. I also tossed in some giant yellow raisins to make up the correct amount, but I think you could be open minded about what kind of fruit you wanted in it without too much of a problem. The rest of the cake is quick and even fairly inexpensive to make compared to a regular fruitcake recipe. A nice surprise and lowfat even cake for the holidays!

Kasha December 11, 2007

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