This recipe came from a cookbook (unknown) back in December 1964. This was the first cake I baked after getting married, and DH has been requesting it ever since. I've modified it slightly over the last 30+ years, and every year, I give these during the Holidays to Fruitcake-Loving friends. Everyone says it's the best fruitcake they have ever eaten! Make these at least 3 weeks before you plan to eat them (or give as gifts), as they need time to "season".