American Fruit Cake
|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)|
|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.
Let stand overnight.
Combine honey and oil.
Add to fruit-juice mixture.
By hand, work in rest of fruits, nuts and seeds.
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.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 8825 Calories from Fat 3627
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 442 g679.8%
Saturated Fat 39.8 g198.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 241.1 mg10%
Total Carbohydrates 1231 g410.3%
Dietary Fiber 119.3 g477.1%
Sugars 790.4 g
Protein 148 g296.9%
Vitamin A 18.1% Vitamin C 109.9%
Calcium 286.2% Iron 772%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet