Company coming , you want to serve something special that will make your guests think you spent hours in the kitchen . Well friends here we go , the Christmas fruit cake is still in a dark place getting drunk soaking up the liquor.(giggling) .
I told the kids lets try a fruit cake using cake mix and Dream Whip , I had lots of help with my do-overs . I only had one when I used to much water , it had to cook longer , but the kids didn't care .
In a hurry for a cake using cake mix and want it to taste homemade . Use the Dream Whip , the directions are on the box and for pies also and it sure beat the pudding in the mix . Hmmm hmmm good .
1 pound candied red cherries
1 pound candied green cherries
8 ounces candied pineapple, diced
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 cup dates, chopped
18-1/2 ounces spice (or your choice ) cake mix
1 package dream whip
3-1/2 ounces vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup flour
Karo light corn syrup
1 . Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2 . In a large mixing bowl combine all fruits and nuts.
3 . Add flour and toss until fruits and nuts are well coated.
4 . In another large mixing bowl combine cake mix, dream whip, eggs, oil and water.
5 . Beat for 3 minutes.
6 . Fold in fruit/nut mixture; batter will be very stiff.
7 . Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan very well. (2 loaf pans or 15x13 pan)
8 . Bake for 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
9 . Cool completely in pan.
10 . Heat light Karo syrup until warm.
11 . Brush cake with warm syrup.
12 . When glaze and cake are cold cover with aluminum foil.
You can also use Dream Whip in any flavor of your choice .