It’s Day Four of The Five Days of Fruit Cake, and today we have a fruit cake made of sweetened condensed milk and corn flakes.
Which is a little crazy.
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 jar (2 1/2 cups) ready to use mincemeat
- 2 cups (1 lb) candied mixed fruit
- 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
- 2 cups cornflake crumbs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Butter a 9 inch tube pan. Line with paper and butter again.
- In a large sized bowl, combine eggs, mincemeat, nuts, sweetened condensed milk and fruit. Add corn flake crumbs and soda, mix well. Turn into prepared pan.
- Bake in a slow oven 300 degrees for two hours or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan for five minutes, turn out of pan and remove paper.
- If desired, decorate with candied cherries. To store, wrap with aluminum foil and refrigerate or freeze.
This was sort of a bizarre recipe, but it did come together really quickly. It is basically eggs, cornflakes and sweetened condensed milk as the base.
I didn’t think this would come together and make any kind of batter at all. I mean, look at those cornflakes! But I was surprised when it did.
It even sort of poured into the pan. It reminded me a bit of soggy cereal, which makes sense with the cornflakes and all.
I was even more surprised when this thing actually BAKED and became sort of a cake. It was crumbly when cut, but not so crumbly that it couldn’t hold its shape.
“This is pretty good.”
“Seriously? But it’s made of cornflakes!”
The Verdict: Good
From The Tasting Notes:
Very spicy with a good flavor. The orange peel was very strong, but gave it a good “holiday” flavor. Moist with an interesting texture. Had a sort of sweet “crust” on the outside that was also very good. The only thing it was missing was some rum or brandy. But very rich, and you only need a very small piece. Would be a good cake to bake in small portions, like mini muffin cups, and to put onto a Christmas cookie plate.
Yay!! I love fruitcake! I posted this ad on my blog a few weeks ago and was totally intrigued by the corn flake crumbs action and I absolutely love mincemeat. I’m so glad you made it so I could see how normal it looks :). I’ll def have to try it next year!
Not so surprising, cornflakes are made from flour(s) – crush them or soak them, and that’s what they turn into – flour. This actually looks good, I like the suggestion to make minis.
Who would have guessed? Kudos to your husband for trying all your recipes. He deserves a medal for culinary bravery.
I found this recipe (the actual tattered one from a magazine) in my mother I law’s recipe box. Her fruitcake was always great. We tried it last year and it was much better a month later.
This is THE BEST FRUITCAKE EVER!!!
….and they are absolutely correct about it being better a month later.
Made two fruitcakes when making the cake. Just doubled the recipe. Froze one. One month later, it was better than the first cake. Richer flavor.