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CherryMan Fruitcake


Makes 2 loaves  

  • 1 (10 or 12 oz) jar of CherryMan Maraschino Cherries
  • 3 c Supreme Glace Fruit Mix
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 lemon zest or 1 tablespoon candied lemon peel 
  • 1/4 c chopped candied ginger
  • 5 ounces of butter
  • 1 c unfiltered apple cider
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c toasted chopped pecans 


  1. Soak raisins in run overnight, or microwave apple cider and raisins together for 2 minutes on high. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans. 
  3. Combine raisins with remaining liquid, supreme glace fruit mix, zest, candied ginger, apple cider, and butter over high heat.
  4. Bring fruit mixture to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for five minutes. 
  5. Take fruit off of the heat and allow to cool for five minutes. 
  6. Combine flour and spices together and add to fruit. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Add eggs and nuts. Mixture will be wet and sticky.
  8. Portion in to two loaf pans.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

Tip: For folks 21-and-over ONLY: For a truly traditional preparation, baste warm fruitcakes with rum once out of the oven and once a day until fruitcakes are consumed by grownups.