I don’t know if this is a regional dish or what … but NO ONE I talk to seems to have ever heard of it except the people in my family… and most people act like it’s sooooo ODD … but it’s really yummy and it’s really simple common ingredients …

Ice Box Fruitcake


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed


1 In a medium bowl, stir together the pecans, raisins, walnuts, cherries, condensed milk and vanilla wafers. Dough will be very thick, you will need to use your hands.

2 Form dough into a ring shape on top of a dinner plate. Wrap in many layers of plastic wrap and/or aluminum foil. Allow to age in the refrigerator for at least a week. The flavors will have a chance to blend and all of the milk will be absorbed into the cake.


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