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Dark Fruit Cake

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This Dark Fruit Cake has a very strong flavor of Brandy Liquor.Dark Fruit cake is made with Pecan,dates,raisins & cinnamon.In this nutty Dark Fruit Cake orange juice adds to the fruity flavor & makes it all the more delicious.
  Citron/Candied fruit and peels 16 Ounce
  Cherries 8 Ounce
  Dark raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Golden raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Calmyra figs 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs), cut into pieces
  Dates 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs), cut into small slices (pitted)
  Pecan halves/Walnut halves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Nutmeg 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Allspice 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Cloves 1 Tablespoon, ground
  Eggs 4
  Brown sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), melted and cooled
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Mix fruits together in a bowl. Pour brandy over fruits. Turn fruit
mixture over every 20 minutes. Soaking time is a matter of taste, but two
hours is typical. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Prepare tube pan: grease
sides and bottom. Line bottom and sides with greased brown paper.
In a very large bowl, mix flour, spices, baking powder and salt. Stir
until spices are evenly blended throughout.
In a third bowl beat eggs until fluffy. Add brown sugar, orange juice,
molasses and butter. Mix, making sure that all the sugar dissolves.
Pour off any liquid from fruit mixture and add the fruit and the nuts to
the dry ingredients. Mix until all fruit pieces are coated. Then pour in
the liquids and mix gently until you have an evenly-mixed batter.
Pour batter into pan and bake at 300 degrees F. for 1 hour. Cover pan with
foil and bake for 1 hour more or until toothpick inserted in center comes
out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. Peel off paper
very carefully.
Put cake in cake tin lined with foil. For the next 3 to 4 weeks, sprinkle
a little brandy over cake twice a week. Keep cake covered and store the tin
in the refrigerator. If you prefer to omit the brandy, cover top of cake
with very thin slices of apple instead.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
250 Minutes
Ready In: 
260 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 365 Calories from Fat 112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g23%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50.4 mg16.8%

Sodium 600.8 mg25%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g19.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g19%

Sugars 37.6 g

Protein 5 g9.5%

Vitamin A 5.6% Vitamin C 20.6%

Calcium 15.5% Iron 11.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Dark Fruit Cake Recipe