This dense fruitcake is a marvelous alternative to the long process of making a traditional fruitcake wrapped in a rum soaked cheesecloth for a few weeks. Instead, we use a box of graham crackers as our base so that no baking is required. The cake is still packed with all our favorites (pecans, currants, dates, apricots, cherries, and ginger), but it’s all held together by a can of sweetened condensed milk. As the mixture of dried fruit, nuts, and graham cracker crumbs sits in the fridge with the sweetened condensed milk, the crumbs hydrate from the milk and form a solid structure that’s easily sliceable. To lend the unmistakable fruitcake flavor of an old-fashioned rum soak, we add 1 teaspoon of rum extract to the mix, making this Icebox Fruit Cake as close in flavor to a classic fruitcake as possible. The texture of the Icebox Fruitcake is similar to a cake pop with a bunch of crunchy and chewy bits suspended throughout. Feel free to use a mixture of nuts or other dried fruits that sound appealing to you if you do not like some that are listed. Only taking 20 minutes to throw together before putting it in the fridge, it’s wonderfully easy to make!
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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