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  Rye whiskey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Port 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cherry liqueur 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Agua ardente/Other brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Liquid honey 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped dried figs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped candied fruit 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), melted and cooled
  Eggs 5
  All purpose flour 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Ground nutmeg 2 Teaspoon
  Icing sugar 2 Tablespoon

One day ahead, in saucepan, bring whisky port, liqueur, Agua Ardente and honey to boil.
Add figs, raisins, candied fruit and walnuts; simmer for 5 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Cover and let stand for 24 hours.
Grease 10-inch (4 L) tube pan; line base with waxed paper and grease paper.
Set aside.
In large bowl, beat sugar with butter.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Blend together flour, baking powder and nutmeg; with wooden spoon, gradually stir into batter until blended.
Stir in fruit mixture; scrape into prepared pan.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven, covering with foil if browning too quickly, for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until top is firm and brown and cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool completely in pan on rack.
Remove from pan; wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
(Cake can be refrigerated for up to 1 month; sprinkle with more Agua Ardente if cake starts to dry out.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6755 Calories from Fat 2431

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 279 g429.9%

Saturated Fat 132.5 g662.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1541.2 mg513.7%

Sodium 1837.7 mg76.6%

Total Carbohydrates 1011 g337%

Dietary Fiber 36.2 g144.9%

Sugars 862 g

Protein 69 g138.9%

Vitamin A 138.6% Vitamin C 12.8%

Calcium 180.3% Iron 113.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Christmas Fig Cake Recipe