"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Old Fashioned Light Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Light Fruit Cake, by , is from MEMORIES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rosalyn King
Added: Monday, January 19, 2009


3/4 lb. or 2 c. chopped candied pineapple
3/4 lb. or 2 c. whole candied cherries
1 lb. white seedless raisins
1/2 lb. soft butter
2 1/4 c. sugar
6 eggs
1 oz. brandy flavoring
4 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
4 c. walnuts or pecans

Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and brandy flavoring. Add dry ingredients, fruits and nuts. Fill pan 2/3 full.
Bake at 275 for 2 hours
Brush with honey 1/2 hour before cake is done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I am not a fruit cake eater, or so I thought, until I tasted my mother-in-laws fruit cake. This fruit cake is delicious!




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