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Chocolate Fruit Cake

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For cake
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semi sweet baking chocolate 4 Ounce, melted
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cherry preserves 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped candied red cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For glaze
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cocoa 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Candied cherry 2 Tablespoon (for garnish)
  Pecan halves 2 Tablespoon (for garnish)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. For cake,
3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugars.
4. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth and stir in buttermilk and melted chocolate.
5. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
6. To the creamed mixture add dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
7. Add preserves and brandy and stir until well blended.
8. Stir in cherries, dates and pecans and into a well-greased 10-inch fluted tube pan spoon batter.
9. Bake 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
10. Cool in pan 10 minutes and onto a serving plate invert the cake.
11. For glaze
12. In a small saucepan combine and stir water and cornstarch until cornstarch dissolves.
13. Stir in sugar and cocoa and cook stirring frequently over medium heat until mixture starts to boil.
14. Add butter, brandy and vanilla and remove from heat.
15. Stir until butter melts and allow glaze to cool 5 minutes.
16. Pour glaze over warm cake and decorate with cherry and pecan halves.
17. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

18. Serve as snacks or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1573 Calories from Fat 596

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 69 g106.8%

Saturated Fat 28.2 g141.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 186.4 mg62.1%

Sodium 991.9 mg41.3%

Total Carbohydrates 231 g77.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.6%

Sugars 188.8 g

Protein 14 g28.1%

Vitamin A 21.7% Vitamin C 0.96%

Calcium 20.7% Iron 29.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Fruit Cake Recipe