Some people do not like the citron found in fruitcakes, so they might like this one. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com. 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.