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.


Ever-So-Easy Fruit Cake
Author: Borden, 1972
  • 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
  1. Butter a 9 inch tube pan. Line with paper and butter again.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If desired, decorate with candied cherries. To store, wrap with aluminum foil and refrigerate or freeze.


Ever-so-easy Fruitcake001 Ladies Home Journal Nov 1972


Mincemeat! Again!


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.

Tom TastesIMG_4565

“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.