Mom's Best Fruitcake Recipe
- 1 pound Brazil nuts
- 1 pound pitted dates
- ¾ cup candied cherries
- 1 pound candied pineapple
- ¾ cup sifted all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line 2 small loaf pans with parchment or wax paper.
step 2: 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.
step 3: In a small bowl combine eggs and vanilla; beat until foamy. Pour over fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
step 4: Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.