Mom’s Best Fruitcake (Soy-Free)


This simple recipe was posted to AllRecipes.  The fruitcake gets better with time, perfect for shipping.

Yields: 2 loaves


  • 1 pound Brazil nuts
  • 1 pound pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup candied cherries
  • 1 pound candied pineapple
  • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 300º F (150º C). Line 2 small loaf pans with parchment or wax paper.
In a large bowl combine Brazil nuts, dates, cherries and pineapple. Over the fruit and nuts sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
In a small bowl combine eggs and vanilla; beat until foamy. Pour over fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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