Mom’s Best Fruitcake


  • 1 pound Brazil nuts
  • 1 pound pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup candied cherries
  • 1 pound candied pineapple
  • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line 2 small loaf pans with parchment or wax paper.

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In a large bowl combine Brazil nuts, dates, cherries and pineapple. Over the fruit and nuts sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.

In a small bowl combine eggs and vanilla; beat until foamy. Pour over fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.