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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Light Fruitcake

Indulge in the incredible moistness and tenderness of this fruitcake, brimming with flavors that are sure to convert anyone into a fruitcake enthusiast! As a timeless holiday delicacy, it can be aged and stored to perfection, enhancing the taste over time. Treat your loved ones to this golden fruitcake with coconut, and they’ll eagerly request it for every holiday season!




  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried pineapple (chopped)
  • 1 cup candied lemon peel (or candied mixed peel)
  • 1¾ cup candied red cherries (red and green glace cherries, quartered or chopped)
  • ¾ cup brandy (or rum, whiskey, orange juice, orange pineapple juice, or apple juice – plus more for brushing over the top of the cake)


  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Prepare The Fruit

In a large bowl, combine your raisins…

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