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Wafer Fruit Cake


  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1/2 pound candied cherries
  • 1/2 pound candied pineapple
  • 1/4 pound dates (scant cup)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Crush vanilla wafers with a rolling pin or in a food processor.
  2. Chop fruit and nuts, keeping out 4 whole cherries, 16 date halves and 2 slices of pineapple.
  3. Mix chopped fruit, coconut and nuts with wafer crumbs.
  4. Beat eggs well; add sugar, evaporated milk and salt.
  5. To this mixture add fruit, nuts and wafer mixture, mixing well. Let stand while preparing pan with wax paper.
  6. Pack into a pan, decorate top with cherries, date halves and pineapple.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.

Coconut may be omitted if you don't care for it.

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