Momma’s Fruit Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 4 cups pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 oz vanilla
  • 1/2 oz lemon extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pound candied cherries–I try to get 1/2 pound of red and 1/2 pound of green
  • 1 pound candied pineapple–I try to get 1/2 pound of yellow and 1/2 pound of green
  • 1 cup pineapple rum–Malibu is my favorite!


In large bowl, cut up the fruit by hand into smaller pieces.

Add the chopped pecans and pour in 3/4 cup flour; mix well to coat.

With your mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and mix well.

Add remaining flour and baking powder. Mix, scraping down the sides.

Add the vanilla & lemon flavorings and the cup of pineapple rum.

Pour into well greased and floured tube pan.

Bake 3 hours on 250 degrees.