Tropical Fruitcake

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Recipe by Mimi in Maine

My aunt used to make this every Christmas. It is a different fruit cake as everything goes in whole and it is mostly all fruit and nuts; very little batter. When you cut a slice you get a whole slice of whatever is there. It is very good. It is a small cake, the size of one loaf pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover brazil nuts with water and boil for 3 minutes; drain and crack.
  2. Put the nuts, dates, and both cherries into a bowl.
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt over the fruit mixture.
  4. Mix well with hands till all the ingredients are coated.
  5. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl till frothy and add the vanilla and almond.
  6. Mix this with the batter.
  7. Line a bread pan with foil very neatly and grease and flour it.
  8. Dump the batter into the pan and bake 300 degree oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  9. Cover with foil the last part of baking.
  10. Leave in pan to cool and then the foil should come out easily.
  11. Make 3-4 days ahead before serving.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap .

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