Some people do not like the citron found in fruitcakes, so they might like this one. Originally submitted to Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

Fruitcake Without Citron


  • 3 cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 cups candied pineappled chunks
  • 3 cups red and green candied cherries
  • 8 cups walnut halves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


1 Grease a 10 x 14 inch tube pan; line with waxed paper.

2 Mix fruits and nuts in a large bowl.

3 Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

4 Mix eggs, corn syrup, sugar and oil in a medium size bowl. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Pour over fruit mixture and mix. Firmly pack into pan.

5 Bake at 275 degrees F (135 degree C) about 2 hours and 15 minutes, or until top appears dry. Cool in pan.


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