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American Fruit Cake

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  Unsweetened grape juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsweetened blackberry juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
  Whole cloves/0.25 teaspoon ground clove 4
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick/0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1
  Oatmeal 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Raw)
  Sunflower seeds 1⁄2 Pound, hulled
  Whole grain bread crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Honey 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Seedless raisins 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Dried currants 1⁄2 Pound, soaked overnight and drained
  Figs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Pecans 3⁄4 Pound, ground

Combine fruit juices and spices.
Let stand overnight so that juice will absorb flavor of spices.
Remove cloves and stick cinnamon.
Stir in Oatmeal and bread crumbs.
Blend thoroughly.
Let stand overnight.
Combine honey and oil.
Add to fruit-juice mixture.
By hand, work in rest of fruits, nuts and seeds.
Blend thoroughly.
Line loaf pan with heavy waxed paper, brush with oil and pack mixture down, a little at a time.
Decorate top with additional nuts and sunflower seeds.
Cover with paper brushed with oil.
Chill for several weeks Or longer.
Several days before cutting, wrap cake in cloth soaked in grape juice.

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American Fruit Cake Recipe