Last-Minute Fruitcakes

Preparation info
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Appears in
Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

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You can bake these little cakes in soup cans at the last minute for they need no mellowing. Since you candy the pineapple and cherries they cost less. If you bake cakes ahead, freeze them in the cans


  • 4 c. sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • tsp


  • Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Reserve ⅓ c. of this mixture.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well. Add lemon peel.
  • Toss ⅓ c. flour with fruit-nut mixture. Stir into batter.
  • Spoon into 12 greased and floured 10½ oz. cans, filling 1" from top