Whole Wheat Fruit Cake

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Fruit Cake gets a bad reputation as a door stop or something that you try to pass off as a gag gift, but I for one like Fruit Cake.  Especially when I can control the contents. 🙂

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  • 1 cup whole red and green candied cherries
  • 1 cup diced candied pineapple
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Candied orang peels
  • 1/2 Cup Golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Freshly milled all-purpose flour Milled in your Wondermill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, combine cherries, pineapple, walnuts, candied orange peels, and raisins or other dried fruit; set aside.

In another large bowl or your WonderMix, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add by half cups at a time to creamed mixture and mix well.

Pour over fruit mixture and stir to coat.

Pour batter to a greased and floured loaf pan.

Bake 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Wrap tightly and store in a cool place.

Slice with a serrated knife for serving. 

*Optional: Make this about 5 days ahead of time for the loaf to gain the best flavor.

*Optional yet traditional: Brush with a high-quality rum once per day until you’re ready to serve.  Each time re-wrapping to ensure moist and dense fruit cake.

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About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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