Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

I received this recipe from an elderly lady several years ago. She bakes this cake yearly and give them away as Cristmas present. Best fruit cake I've ever eaten. This recipe makes about 10 lbs of cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together softened shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, rum flavoring, water and eggs.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add glazed fruit mix and shelled walnuts.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Bake in 350 degree oven until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Baking time depends upon size of pans you use.
  9. Let cakes cool about 5 minutes before removing them from the pans.
  10. Place them on waxed paper and put waxed paper over them to prevent them from becoming dry.
  11. I then cover them with a heavy towel until they are cold then wrap them in saran wrap to keep them moist.
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Rum Flavoring, might have been her way of saying 100 proof Rum. Glazed fruit, is the dried glazed fruit you can buy in 1 lb increment at any supermarket during the holidays

Nine 1/2 fingers December 13, 2000