Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

If I don't tell anyone that its fruitcake, this disappears at parties. It has a very light texture and looks like unfrosted carrot cake at first glance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flours, spices and baking soda.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs.
  4. Add, one at at time, brown sugar, the juice from the jar of cherries, powdered milk, the can of crushed pineapple, vegetable oil and the orange peel.
  5. (Make sure the powdered milk dissolves before adding the oil.) Slowly add the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the raisins, dates and cherries.
  7. Pour into 3 greased 9" round cake pans.
  8. Bake 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  9. Dust cooled cakes with powdered sugar.
Most Helpful

I had a yen for fruitcake, but, I did not want to go through the trouble of all the buying and chopping of fruit and nuts. I had most of these ingredients in the house, so I tried this cake. WOW! what a great surprise. It is so moist and tasty. I can't believe it. I'm sure this will be one of my staple cakes from now on. Thanks so much. Joanie Biddulph.

Joanie Biddulph April 22, 2004

Thanks Chris - you made my dream come true. I've looked at Fruit Cake recipes & I was always afraid I'd create a multi-colored brick. The ingredients are all the things I just love & the cake came out very moist & fruity. Even my hubby liked it & he said he hates fruit cake. I can make this anytime. I bet we could substitute different dried fruits like craisins or dried cherries since they are available all year. Yum Yum!

veggiegal November 06, 2002