Never Fail Fruit Cake

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    1 hour 50 min

    This one is all fruit, hardly any cake and absolutely delicious! Keep it in the refrigerator indefinitely.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 30 

    • 500g glace cherries
    • 500g candied pineapple
    • 400g pitted dates
    • 450g chopped pecans
    • 900g desiccated coconut
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 (397g) tins condensed sweetened milk

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas mark 2. Lightly grease a 25cm (10 in) tube cake tin. Line bottom of tin with greased baking parchment. Set aside.
    2. Chop fruit and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut and mix well with hands. Stir in flour, then sweetened condensed milk. Blend well.
    3. Pack firmly in prepared tube tin. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven. Run knife around edge of cake and remove rim of tin. When barely warm, remove tube bottom and parchment from cake.

    And for the finishing touch...

    For a traditional Christmas cake finish, top with shop-bought marzipan or try this recipe. For a speedy finish, you can then top it with a variety of glace fruits, dried fruits and/or nuts, or use ready to roll icing. For a homemade touch, try this royal icing recipe.

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    My mom died 9 years ago, and I didn't write down her Fruit Cake Recipe... Cathy Thank you, this was the one. It is the only Fruit Cake I eat and it is so easy that my 10 year old loves to make it. I just couldn't remember the amounts. Thank you for submitting it. Robin Perez  -  06 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    39

    Was VERY rich. Not sure if I will make this again but I sliced it very thin (had to use a wet hot knife to get through it neatly) and spread it out among the gift goodie plates we give for Christmas. When I served some at a Christmas party it was eaten with the candy/Christmas goodies and seemed to be enjoyed - I got several positive comments. The flavor was very sweet - almost a candy cake rather than a fruit cake. Make sure you LOVE coconut before making this as it is a main contributor to the taste and texture.  -  14 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    33

    THANKS A MILLION FOR THIS RECIPE...I JUST MADE IT YESTERDAY AND IT'S THE BEST..EASY TO MAKE,TASTE GREAT..IF YOU READ THIS, PLEASE TRY THIS ONE....I WILL ALWAYS MAKE THIS FOR THE HOLIDAYS... THANKS AGAIN, SANDY  -  15 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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