Miniature Golden Fruitcakes
These tiny fruitcakes will bring joy to everyone on your list. We used dried apples, pears, apricots, and golden raisins, but you can also use dried cherries, cranberries, and regular raisins, or a mixture.
To bake them in larger liners, fill two-thirds full and increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes. For gifts, bake the cakes in decorative paper liners from supermarkets or baking stores, wrap in parchment, and tie with ribbon or twine.
To make six 3-by-5-by-2-inch loaves, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show," fill each pan 1/4 inch from top; smooth tops using an offset spatula. Bake 50 to 60 minutes.