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Crockpot Steamed Fruitcake


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  • 1 pkg (18 oz) deluxe yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 ounces melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons candied lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons candied citron, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • .
  • Orange Glaze
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


Place a low rack or a ring of crumpled foil in the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Pour in 4 cups hot water and turn on the LOW.

In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, combine the cake mix, eggs, melted butter, milk, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, mace, and nutmeg. Beat on low speed until ingredients are blended. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in the dried cranberries, dates, candied lemon and orange peels, citron, if using, and pecans.

Butter and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar a 2 1/2 quart souffle dish that fits in the 5-quart slow cooker. Turn the cake batter into the souffle dish, spreading to even the top. Place a buttered round of waxed paper on the top and then wrap the dish completely in a double thickness of foil. Tie with twine or make foil handles* to make it easy to lift the cake out later. Place on the rack in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Turn off the heat and leave in the slow cooker, covered, for 2 hours. Cut into wedges and drizzle glaze on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Citrus glaze: In a small nonreactive saucepan, mix together 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 cup orange marmalade, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. This will take about 5 minutes.

To store, sprinkle with a few tablespoons of brandy or orange liqueur and freeze, tightly wrapped.

Make foil handles. Fold a 30-inch long piece of foil in half lengthwise. Place in bottom of a slow cooker with both ends hanging over top edge of cooker.The foil strip will make it much easier to remove the cake when it's done.

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