No candied fruits! I made a similar fruitcake last year and was anxious to make it again as it was delicious. It has just enough batter to hold all the luscious ingredients together. I searched everywhere and finally found this which is really close. I use a silicone tube pan. I've fallen in love with the silicone bakeware. Recipes never stick! This came originally from the Better Homes and Gardens Annual Recipes, 2008. I substituted butter for the shortening to avoid trans fats, and walnuts for Brazil nuts for taste. Last year I bought the bags of dried blueberries and cherries separately...a little pricey. But this year I found a mixed bag of dried berries at Costco. It had just enough and a little more of each.