Homemade fruitcake is infinitely better than anything you can buy at the grocery store, and this one is truly easy to make. If you’re looking to share, this recipe can also be baked as two loaves.
1jar28 oz. commercially prepared mince meat (such as None Such)
1can14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2cups1 lb. mixed candied fruit
1cupcoarsely chopped walnuts
Glaze and toppings
1-2tablespoonsmilk or cream
1/3cupchopped candied fruit
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Grease a 9-inchtube pan and line with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour and baking soda in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for one hour and 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan. Turn out of the pan and remove the parchment paper.
For the glaze, sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Add milk or cream 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thick pourable glaze is achieved. Spoon over the fruitcake. Immediately add candied fruit and cherries around to top of the cake.
This recipe can also be baked in two loaf pans, 8 1/2×5-inches each. Bake time will decrease to 1 hour 10 minutes.