Refrigerator Fruitcake

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Recipe by LifeAfter40

This is a recipe that my mom made every Christmas. It's a great alternative to baked fruit cakes and stays moist. Never dry. Tastes very much like the Claxton's fruitcakes that you can buy in the grocery store. I wanted to post this to save and found it as a newspaper clipping in my grandmother's recipe box. My grandmother had pinned it to a card with her cost estimate to make. I don't know how old the recipe is but given that a 1 pd of pecans was listed as 1.05, I assume it's pretty old! Total cost for cake was listed as $3.04. Hope you enjoy! It's been a holiday favorite in our family for years!

Top Review by monagrays

This is the recipe I've been looking for. My ex-mother-in-law made this and now I can have it again! I divided the mixture into logs(I had 10 of them!) and rolled them in graham cracker crumbs. Slice the logs into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices and they make the perfect little cookie sized treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!!! They are also nice Christmas treats for the neighbors!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Pack into a loaf pan lined with waxed paper.
  3. Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap.
  4. Can be stored in refrigerator for several weeks.

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