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Meet the Cook: Even people who normally won't eat fruitcake enjoy these, I've found. We are retired (my husband and I have two grown daughters). I've been cooking for 50 years...and my mother, who's 83, thinks nothing of baking 8 dozen cinnamon rolls, custard pies and raisin bread all on the same day!?Libby Over, Phillipsburg, Ohio

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Number Of Ingredients 16

1/2 cup light molasses
1/4 cup water
1 package (15 ounces) raisins
1 pound candied fruit, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 Eggland's Best Eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts


  • In a small saucepan, combine molasses and water; add raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in candied fruit and vanilla. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add fruit mixture, mixing well. Fold in nuts.
  • Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups almost full. Bake at 325° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
  • Yield: about 6 dozen.
  • Originally published as Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes in Country Woman
  • November/December 1992, p33
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I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans for baking creates fun, single-serving cakes. —Libby Over, Phillipsburg, Ohio In a small saucepan, combine molasses and water; add raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes.
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