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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kris Kringle Kake & Candied Walnuts....

I wanted to post today but I am not feeling to good this glorious morning... so I am giving you a recipe that I make every holiday... It is kinda like a fruitcake but instead of using the candied fruits with the citron in it I only use the pineapple and cherries... (because that is all I like) I buy them in the red green and yellow to give the cake more color... I hope you enjoy this cake... and for those of you who like the rum... after it is baked before you take it out of the pan pour some rum over it (about 1/2 cup or more) and let it sit for a several hours or days before you eat it...

Kris Kringle Kake
2 layer size package spice cake mix
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups mixed chopped candied fruit
2 cups broken walnuts
1 cup raisins

Combine cake mix, shortening and boiling water in large bowl. Mix till well moistened; let stand 30 minutes; then mix at medium speed on electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs and beat another 2 minutes. Combine candied fruit, walnuts and raisins; stir into cake batter. Pour into greased and paper lined 10 inch tube pan. Bake in slow oven 300�F for about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Cool and remove from pan.

Note: I line the bottom of the tube pan with candied cherries and candied Walnut halves… Recipe below

Sugar-Glazed Walnuts

1/4 cup (1/4 pound) butter
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb. Walnut halves or large pieces (about 4 cups)

Quick and easy microwave recipe!
1. In the microwave, melt butter in a 1-1/2 qt. casserole dish (30 seconds to 1 minute at high).
2. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Microwave at high 2 minutes. Mix well to combine butter and sugar.
3. Add nuts and mix to coat. Microwave at high 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Spread out onto wax paper and cool slightly. Serve warm or cold.
Makes 1 pound.

These are good as a plain old snacks too....
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


Bridget said...

More yummies! I'll bet you could soak this in rum too. hehehe
Hugs, Bridget
p.s. how's the hunt for a baby pic going?

Sue said...

oh Donna I hope you are feeling better by days end!! Your cake is something my sister would enjoy baking, I'll pass it on to her!! Take care, xo sue

Susan @ SGCC said...

This cake looks so festive! Perfect for the Holidays. The cherries and pineapple are the only fruit I like too!

Baba said...

Dear Donna, I love your recipes for the cake and walnuts...I only like the cherries and pineapple too!!!! I need to try these great recipes for the holidays....

I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well...Hoping for a speedy recovery back to your perky self....

Rest today and take care of yourself.
Hugs, Baba

Anonymous said...

Another great recipe for my collection. Hope you get to feeling better today.


Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Donna, sorry to hear you are under the weather, your cake sounds yummy!

I may do it before Christmas for the kids, because we have our traditional Christmas cake that it is against the law to variate from!

(well not really, but it feels that way sometimes)

Rest and recover!

nikkicrumpet said...

I sure hope you start feeling better soon.

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi Donna~ Thanks for visiting Smelling Coffee, and for adding me to your blog roll!

I loved these recipes you have on your blog. You must be quite a cook! Darling grandchildren, too.

Blessings to you... see you around blog-land. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words. This recipe looks so good. I will have to try it out. Hope you are feeling better soon!

ksarra said...

Yum! I love sharing recipes as the holidays approach. Thanks! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Sue said...

hey Donna, once again I've had a LONG day in front of the computer! I'm ready to post tomorrow though! I have Amelia Monday thru Thursday so my computer time will be limited during the week. Have a great week and hope you are feeling better! xo

Justine said...

Hey Donna, I hope you're feeling better this evening! Ooh, the candied walnuts sound sooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Ginger said...

Mmmm sounds so yummy. I love all the recipes that everyone is starting to post.
I hope you are feeling better, it's sure no fun to be sick.

Lisa (aka) French said...

Oh no Donna~~~~Get better soon sweet one!~~~~~ I need one of my biggest fans waiting to exhale at the next chapter coming soon to a blog near you! He he French;)

Tardevil said...

Girl, I love all the bling on your blog! You have the most tricked out blog ever! Like your new Slide show too! LOL!

Buffie said...

Aww, what's the matter, why are you feeling bad? Hope it goes away soon!

Anything with rum in it HAS to be good, I'm keepin' this recipe! lol, thanks!!

Buffie :)

Kathy said...

Hello Donna, hope you are feeling better soon, your christmas cake looks so delicious and we love walnuts here, get well soon, hugs, Kathy

Anonymous said...

Morning, Donna! Now there you go making me hungry for sweets at 7am!! lol This looks delicious!
Well, I didn't want to disapppint you, Donna, so I went back and wrote a story for you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bo said...

Hi Donna...hope you don't have the flu bug! You take care and get to feeling perky again...Hugs, Bo

bj said...

Oh, I am so glad to get this recipe...I LOVE fruit cake but dislike some of the fruits used..and I LOVE having them rum-soaked. Can't wait to make one of these...
I am still in Thanksgiving mode and will be until the day after...then I jerk that tree down from the attic, grab all those fabulous decorations and LET THE FUN BEGIN.
Can't wait!!

Baba said...

Hi Donna, I went back and posted a picture of my new purse...Baba

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl thanks for coming by...now I'm not really napping I had writer block..can you belive that?? me that can't never shut up did't have a clue what to say today!! Hey I'm old and suffer from CRS ( can't remember stuff) I know you thought I was going to say something else..hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Sue said...

thanks for coming by Donna! Living in an old house I really do use my old cupboards, that jelly cupboard has been all over my house and lots of different paint colors too! Thats whats so nice about shabby country, you can move furniture from room to room and it always fits in fine! Have a great day! xo

SG said...

I've actually never tried fruitcake... it gets such a bad rap.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Donna, Hope you're feeling better! My hubby loves fruitcake and I've never made it for him. Thanks for the inspiration! I think I can pull it off!
Hugs, Marie

Overwhelmed! said...

Two more wonderful holiday recipes! I love them!

Donna, you just keep linking these fabulous recipes to my 3rd annual Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange, okay? :)

And by all means, join me Fridays for my "Favorite Ingredients Friday" recipe exchange too! :)


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