An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Mom’s Tiny Tim Fruitcakes

By on Dec 31, 2012, 5:11 pm in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

Mini Fruit CakesTiny Tim Fruitcakes


One of the regular holiday treats Mom made during my childhood were what she called Tiny Tim Fruitcakes. Sounds perfect. I mean, really- one bite of fruitcake is about all most people want, right? So I thought it would be an ideal treat to include here this month. When I went looking through her boxes and notebooks of recipes, though, the mini-fruitcake recipes (Mom had at least two- up to several recipe versions of almost everything she clipped) I came across ingredient lists of things like packages of spice cake or date nut bread mix, canned applesauce and even canned mincemeat filling- yuck!


I don’t know if I will eventually come across more fruitcake recipes, or if Mom improvised her own. That’s what I decided to do (having never made a fruitcake before), taking a basic tea bread recipe and adding raisins and candied fruit to it. So here it is, my first attempt. Not bad, and a couple of people told me I liked it, although next time I will add more candied fruit, and perhaps some molasses or honey. Try coming back next year, but until then, my Tiny Tim Fruitcake recipe 2012 follows on the next page…



  1. Plenty of “sweet” from your mom. XOGREG

    Avatar sippitysup

    January 5, 2013

  2. My mom made the ones with date bar mix. If you have the recipe would you share. I cant find mine. Thank you.

    Avatar Noel Louis

    November 17, 2013

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