Prep 3 hrs
Cook 720 hrs
This is the only fruitcake I'll eat. Grandma stopped making this a few years ago when she became too frail and I recently started making it for the family in her place. For me and my family, this is a taste of christmas! Don't forget to save cherries and nuts for the tops of your loaves, it makes it really pretty and festive. You can use green cherries if you want. This recipe originally called for 3 pounds of unshelled brazil nuts
- 1 lb graham cracker, finely crushed
- 1 lb candied red cherries
- 1 lb raisins
- 1 lb brazil nut, shelled
- 3⁄4 cup milk, scalded
- 1 lb small marshmallow
- Crush graham crackers and mix with raisins and cherries.
- Add brazil nuts.
- Scald milk in double boiler and add in marshmallows.
- Stir until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Add cracker mixture to hot marshmallow mixture and blend thoroughly.
- Line loaf pans with wax paper or foil.
- Spoon in mixture, press down firmly.
- Decorate top with reserved cherries and brazil nuts.
- Age 1 month in fridge.
- Wrap cake in foil to keep moist.
- This freezes very well after the initial aging of cake.
- If you're lucky, like I am, you can find shelled brazil nuts at a health food store. I find mine at an amish grocery store.