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Texas Candy Cake

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2010 Cutting Candied Fruit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Cutting Candied Fruit

2010 Cutting Candied Fruit Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Texas Candy Cake is the best fruitcake I've ever eaten.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours


  • 1/2 pound candies red cherries, quarted (apprx. 1-1/3 cups)
  • 1/2 pound candied pineapple, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/2 pound pitted dates, coarsely snipped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4-1/3 cups coarsely chopped pecans (1 pound, shelled)
  • 4 ounces flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk


Two weeks prior to serving...preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease and flour 10 inch cheesecake or tubed pan with removable bottom. Combine cherries, pineapple and dates in large bowl. Sprinkle with flour; toss to coat well. Add pecans and coconut; toss to mix. Add milk and mix well. Spoon into prepared pan, even top.

Bake for 1-1/2 hours. Cool in pan on rack. Remove fruit cake from pan and wrap tightly in foil. Refrigerate for at least 2 weeks.

Cut into meal sized pieces that can be frozen almost indefinitely.

Quick Tip for Chopping Candied Fruit

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 5 out of 5
I love this cake!!, Member LoveAllSweets

Thank you so muchhhhhhh for posting this recipe!!! (Hugs) I've been making this Fruitcake since the 90's & I lost the recipe, thank you again Merry Christmas

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