Thursday, December 31, 2009

45 Day Fruitcake

After receiving numerous requests for my fruitcake recipe, I thought I would share it today even though I don't have a picture to show you just how good it is.

45 Day Fruitcake

Day 1- In a large glass bowl or gallon jar combine:
¾ cup sliced peaches (undrained)
¾ cup crushed pineapple (undrained)
1- 1¾ oz. jar maraschino cherries (cut in half and drained slightly)
1½ cup sugar
1 tbsp. yeast

Stir very well and cover loosely. Let set at room temperature the entire 45 days. Stir several times throughout the day.

Day 2 -Stir once.

Day 3- Stir once.

Day 4- Stir once.

Day 5- Stir once.

Day 6- Stir once.

Day 7- Stir once.

Day 8- Stir once.

Day 9- Stir once.

Day 10- Stir once.

Day 11- Stir once.

Day 12- Stir once.

Day 13- Stir once.

Day 14- Drain liquid from fruit. Squeeze enough liquid from fruit to make 1½ cup. Discard fruit. Wash your glass container and once you have it sparkling combine in it:
1-29 oz can sliced peaches (undrained)
2½ cup sugar
1½ cup liquid that was drained from fruit mixture.
Stir well. Cover loosely.

Day 15- Stir once.

Day 16- Stir once.

Day 17- Stir once.

Day 18- Stir once.

Day 19- Stir once.

Day 20- Stir once.

Day 21- Stir once.

Day 22- Stir once.

Day 23- Stir once.

Day 24- Add 2 cups sugar and 1- 20 oz. can crushed pineapple (undrained); stir well.

Day 25- Stir once.

Day 26- Stir once.

Day 27- Stir once.

Day 28- Stir once.

Day 29- Stir once.

Day 30- Stir once.

Day 31- Stir once.

Day 32- Stir once.

Day 33- Stir once.

Day 34- Add 2 cups of sugar and 2- 10 oz jars of maraschino cherries (undrained); stir well.

Day 35- Stir once.

Day 36- Stir once.

Day 37- Stir once.

Day 38- Stir once.

Day 39- Stir once.

Day 40- Stir once.

Day 41- Stir once.

Day 42- Stir once.

Day 43- Stir once.

Day 44- Stir once.

Day 45- Drain liquid from fruit. Discard liquid.


1 Butter Recipe yellow or golden cake mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1- 3.4 oz pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1½ cups of the fruit
2/3 cup oatmeal.

Mix well with a wooden spoon. (Don't use a mixer) Bake in a greased tube or bundt pan at 300ยบ for 65-75 minutes .

You will have enough fruit to bake three cakes. They freeze really well and we like them so well that the thought of having three large fruitcakes make us happy.

If your family likes nuts you can also add 1 cup of pecans to each cake. You can also substitute the oatmeal with coconut if you like.

Seems like a long drawn out deal to candy your own fruit but it does taste much better than the store bought kinds. Once I actually get to enjoy a piece I always conclude that it was worth all the time it took to make it.


  1. Wow, thanks for sharing and I have even more respect for you for following through on your fruitcake making task since I read the recipe! :~)

  2. I think I'll just combine all those "stir once" days and stir it a bunch of times in one day, OK? NO??? Honestly, besides the time it takes, it really does look easy ~ I'll print it out and give it a go next holiday season! ♥

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. It does sound easy to make and really sounds delicious!!! Thank you again!

  4. That is a very precious recipe to share, m'dear. Very precious. Thank you!

    Happy 2010!

  5. I am sure that will be a delicious cake! I am not a very patient person so this would be a good recipe for me to follow (maybe teach me a little more patience). Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today. It always brightens my day when you do. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous New Year filled with family, friends and fun! Vicki

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Your recipe sounds like a recipe called 'Friendship Cake'. I had lost the recipe, so thank you for posting yours.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! This is the most interesting fruitcake recipe I have ever seen! I was curious, so I have browsed your blog a little and was captivated by your daughters tough year. She is such beautiful little girl and I can feel your and her strength as I read. I hope this is a better year for you all!

  8. Looks like a great recipe! Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  9. This cake sounds very good, I have not been a fan of fruit cake, but will be giving this one a try. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been reading through some of your posts and have enjoyed them so much. Will be praying for your little girl, God is so good.

  10. This sounds delicious!! I don't know if I'll have the patience to wait 45 days for such a tastey treat!! LOL Happy New Year!! May 2010 be the bestest!!!

  11. Not sure I would keep remembering to stir the batter! But it certainly looks like it may be worth at least giving it a try!

  12. I'm not sure I could wait that long. I have enough trouble with the 10 day Amish Friendship Bread! lol


  13. You just reminded me that my cousin had given me a fruitcake (my grandmother's recipe) at Thanksgiving that needed to age a month. I put it away to well, I forgot all about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I have very much enjoyed reading your "story" and look forward to future installments with great eagerness.

    I'll be praying for your lovely Sunbeam as she continues to heal. Our youngest son (now 20) has Brittle Bone Disease and so we have spent many days incapacitated with body casts, pins, rods, surgeries, etc. It's no fun, but the Lord uses even those times to teach us all of His great faithfulness.

    God bless you in this new year.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my new blog and saying Hello!!!

    I will have to try this bread just to see if I can follow through for the 45 days...:) Love your blog...Thanks for sharing...Lisa

  15. Came over from Mt. Mamma's blog link. Glad I did. Going to copy this recipe and make it. Sounds delicious to me. Thank you for posting it.

  16. I recently made Amish Friendship Bread. I think it took about 10 days to make. I'm curious. Why only use wooden spoons and non-metal bowls or spoons? Is there really a difference?


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