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New Orleans Fruitcake

This cake is full of fruits and nuts. It has been a favorite of our families for thirty years.

New Orleans Fruitcake


  • 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 pounds pecan halves 1 pound candied cherries 1 pound candied pineapple 1 pound pitted dates


1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and line with parchment paper two 5x9 inch loaf pans.

2 Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until frothy.

3 Sift together the flour and baking powder; add to the egg mixture. Add the candied cherries, pineapple and dates.

4 Mix well and pour into loaf pans and bake for 1 hour.

Comments (1)

Do you "age" this fruitcake? Is there any type of glaze you pour over it? I am still searching for my mom's fruitcake and this looks like it but am not seeing the glaze.
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