Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Easy Fruit Cake

    INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 jars (1 pound each) mixed diced candied fruits and peels
  • Details

  • Yield: 1 9-inch tube cake
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

Feasts

Seasons

This fruitcake uses honey and applesauce for sweetening, lessening the amount of sugar in the recipe.

DIRECTIONS

Mix and sift first 5 ingredients. Cream shortening; add sugar and honey gradually; continue to cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in applesauce; stir in mixed fruits and peels. Add dry ingredients gradually, beating well with spoon until blended. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch tube pan. Bake at 300° for 2-1/4 hours.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Mysteries, again and again! April 17
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization April 17
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16
The Truth about the Armenian Genocide April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16