Liz Abeles's FRUITCAKE by Popular Demand

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  • Published on Dec 24, 2018
  • My family took Fruitcake very seriously. My mom made both light and dark fruitcakes every year for as long as I can remember and shipped them out to family and friends all over the country. My dad was in charge of all the shipping. So many incredible memories. Today, I know that my mom and dad were watching from up above and approving because the cakes in this video turned out absolutely perfectly. Thanks mom and dad it was a wonderful feeling honoring you guys today.
    Christian Brother's Brandy...Lowell, "We need MORE!" my mom would say. It is the only liquid in these fruitcakes, and she made a lot of them.
    Ingredients:
    Cake batter for Fruitcake
    6 eggs
    1 cup cutter
    2 cups sugar
    1 7 3/4 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder 1 cup brandy ( you can use milk instead)
    Fruit and Nuts:
    1 pound walnuts
    1 pound pus 1/4 pound candied cherries
    In video I said cups, it is pounds.
    1/2 pound golden raisins
    1/2 pound candied pineapple
    1/4 cup flour to toss into the fruit and nuts
    Thanks for watching Margie
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Comments • 17

  • Cheryl H
    Cheryl H Month ago

    does anyone know what happened to Margie?

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  18 days ago

      Hey, I am back. I just put up a video. I got a job as a Hospice Nurse 9 months ago and I have been focusing on my job. It was a new area of nursing for me. But now I feel comfortable enough in the job to play a little and make some videos. Thanks for your comment. I really did miss doing the videos. Margie

  • HK K
    HK K Month ago +1

    Thanks!

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  18 days ago

      OMG, This really is the best fruit cake ever. You will never need another recipe. This is the light cake. I have a recipe for the dark cake also. But....that is for real die hard fruit cake lovers. This cake is always loved by all. So, your welcome. I hope that you try it. Let me know what you think, Margie

  • Tim
    Tim 4 months ago +1

    You have to be a certain age to remember using a brown paper bag as a pan liner. I remember my mom doing it.

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  4 months ago

      Yeah, that is soo true. My mom would have been 94 years old today. She was such a great cook. Thanks for watching and also for your comment. Margie

  • new life
    new life 8 months ago +1

    Thank u 🌹🌹🌹

  • Zac MacDougall
    Zac MacDougall 8 months ago +1

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the wonderful recipe

  • Sallyann Duffy
    Sallyann Duffy 8 months ago +1

    Merry Christmas hope you have a great day

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  8 months ago +1

      Thank you very much. Just got back from seeing Mary Poppins. It was wonderful. Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas also. Margie

  • Lila & Scruffy
    Lila & Scruffy 8 months ago +2

    Hi Margie. What a beautiful story behind these fruitcakes. These turned out wonderful. They look so delicious! I really appreciate you sharing the recipe. I am positive your Parents were there in the kitchen guiding your hands. What a wonderful gift to send at Christmas time. It seems people today don't bake or want to bake anymore or carry on traditions. That's why I love remembering the Holiday's from my childhood and from the years of the late 60's to the 70's. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas Margie. Sending Cali love. XOXO :)

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  8 months ago

      You are so sweet as usual. I was a disaster in the kitchen. My mom used to get so upset with me and say she never saw someone make a bigger mess. I do not like to clean till I am done. It seems most clean as they go. Just for the record right now kitchen is really clean!! I even cleaned out my refrigerator today. Ha Ha. So have a great day tomorrow and talk to you soon. Margie

  • Andrew Abeles
    Andrew Abeles 8 months ago

    If you think that you'd like to be more active, be healthier & have more fun & friends then check this out MARGIE is an expert! www.squaredancingworld.com .

  • Andrew Abeles
    Andrew Abeles 8 months ago +1

    Thank you, Marjorie, I've been waiting to see this for 21 years!

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  8 months ago

      Andy, can you link your square dance channel here for our viewers to check out? Thanks, Margie

    • Margie's It's No Secret Candies
      Margie's It's No Secret Candies  8 months ago +2

      Hi Andy...that is my brother everyone. You are silly. I hope it doesn't take me another 21 years to put the other recipe. Thanks for the great photos. Margie