Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Favorite 1960's Christmas Cake Recipe

I've been blog surfing these past few weeks and I have seen some wonderful recipes for Holiday treats so guess what, even though I can't cook, I can make this cake!

This recipe has been a Christmas tradition in our family since the 1960's when my mom wrote it down after watching someone prepare it on TV. It is by far the best Christmas Cake I have had, we fight over it and it's now to the point where one of these is not enough for the family. My sister bakes this cake and so do her two daughters and when I'm not around to grab some of theirs, I bake it myself. Absolutely delicious and great for anyone who doesn't want raisins or nuts in their Christmas Cake or who wants a new variety of colorful cake to offer their guests.

So because my niece posted the recipe last year, I'm going to provide the link rather than post it again.  You can go to The Rest of Jacki's Cooking Adventures and Recipes to find the recipe for the Best Cherry and Pineapple Christmas Cake Ever!




Once it has cooled, just wrap it up in plastic wrap, then tinfoil and let it sit for about a week (if you can!) before serving. Yum!  It's the colorful cake just to the left of the blue lid on this pretty tray of assorted Christmas goodies.

Bon Appetite!
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35 comments:

That One Mom said...

Usually I'm a baking fool this time of year. I haven't baked a single, solitary thing this year... *sad panda*

Noelle said...

mmmmm...i can always use another christmas cake recipe. ESPECIALLY if it doesn't contain nuts. just don't like 'em in my cakes or cookies.

p.s. i have something for you over at my place...sorry, it's not christmas cake. ;-)

honeypiehorse said...

OK but is it a fruitcake??

Heather said...

That looks like something the hubby would like. Pinapples!

Buckeroomama said...

It looks like fruit cake... which my parents love, but which I don't care much for myself. Apparently my aunt makes a mean one, but I wouldn't really know, because I refuse to try it. :)

Too Many Hats said...

I may try this for New Year's. Thanks!

Robin said...

Looks yummy ..the whole plate..!!!I like eating better than baking but maybe I will give it a try..!!Thanks..!!

VandyJ said...

Looks good and worth a try!

Ina in Alaska said...

Looks pretty tasty!! I enjoy fruitcake soaked in some sort of alcohol (with coffee)! I have baked and am done now!!!

Sharon said...

thanks for the tip... it looks delicious! (and how does anyone wait a week?!)

Cinda said...

I have been looking for a cake and now that I am officially into the season I am going to give this one a try. Very nice and thank you!!

Matty said...

Wow, the recipes floating around the blogs these holidays will have me looking like Santa Claus if I'm not careful.

Theta Mom said...

Mmmmmmmmm, looks good!

Joanne said...

I'm not much of a cook too, so this sounds like the cake for me ... Thanks!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It's such a pretty cake and looks delicious. After reading about it on your niece's blog, I've decided that somehow, that is going to be on my things to bake list.

Working Mommy said...

Looks YUMMY!! Do you deliver?!

~WM

Midday Escapades said...

Looks and sounds like a version of fruit cake and I do love fruit cake. Yum is right on. I like the other assorted goodies too.

Trish said...

Yum and Ive been looking for something new to bake!!! Perfect! Thanks!

Lissaloo said...

It is so pretty! I would love to try making this :)

adrienzgirl said...

Very pretty. Love the goody plate!

glitterbygrammie said...

I love getting new recipes.
I willdo my baking next week. My grandaughter will be here to help most of the time.

Anita said...

The sight of those goodies is making me get off the computer right now to search for FOOD!
And you know how hard it is to get off the computer...it's always, oh, I'll read just one more blog...but...I'm going... :)

staceyjwarner said...

what a wonderful christmas basket...i've never had christmas cake...maybe I'll try this, in my spare time, LOL!

much love

WhisperingWriter said...

That sort of looks like fruit cake, which scares me...

Annie said...

I need to bake more, I really do! Thank you for posting this! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!

yonca said...

They look YUMMY! I love fruit cake:) Also that tray is so pretty!

Iva said...

oh my this looks so completely amazing!!

gayle said...

Looks good!!! Gave me an idea about a post!!

ModernMom said...

My stopped up sink slowed down my baking for a while but it is fixed and time to ramp it up!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Thanks for sharing this. I might have to try it after the holidays. Boy how did this month go by so fast.
Maggie

J.J. said...

new to your blog ;) that box-O-goodies looks awesome!!!!!!

Connie K said...

Sounds yummy ! i want to hop on over to her post and see the recipe ! Thanks for sharing :)

NYCGAL said...

This is great! Will have to make this next year and what a wonderful gift idea!

sanjeet said...

ESPECIALLY if it doesn't contain nuts. just don't like 'em in my cakes or cookies

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Corrie Howe said...

What a lovely array of cookies. I'm just realizing that I haven't gotten my mother in law's package of cookies this year. Bummer.