READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Baking Girl

My mom got this delicious recipe from a newspaper twenty years ago when we lived in Germany. She never liked fruit cake until she made this one! She said this recipe was worth keeping and I would like to share it with you! It is delicious and if you never liked fruit cake, this one is worth trying!

Top Review by Lighthouse Rita

I gave it four stars because I thought it was great, buy my husband thought it was good. The only substitution I made is I used candied fruit instead of dried apricot and candied orange peel and I soaked the raisins in some brandy for about 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter until light and creamy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth.
  3. Beat egg yolks together, lightly then add to mixture.
  4. Combine milk, brandy and vanilla.
  5. Mix flour and salt together.
  6. Alternately add milk mixture and flour mixture to butter mix.
  7. Fold in fruits and nuts.
  8. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff but not dry.
  9. Fold whites into batter gently but thoroughly.
  10. Pour mixture into two buttered and floured bread molds.
  11. Bake at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until they test done with toothpick.
  12. Cool then remove from loaf pans.

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