I am one of those crazy people that actually like fruitcake. I don’t like it enough to take the time to make one but if you brought one to my house I’d eat it. :o)
This recipe is a bit more cake-like than traditional fruitcake but still has the flavor I like.
You can bake it in a ring-pan, loaf pans or muffin pans. All you need to do is adjust the baking time.
1 28oz jar of mincemeat
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I used both)
2 cups chopped candied fruit (toss the fruit with about 1/4 cup of rum or brandy and let sit for a couple of hours before making cake, stir occasionally)
1/2 can condensed milk (I poured out about half the can and filled it back up with the molasses)
1/2 can molasses
1 teaspoon rum extract
Mix these ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pour into greased and sugared baking pan of your choice.
Bake at 300 for 25 minutes to 2 hours depending on size of pan. It is done when a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Let cool before removing from pan.