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Rich Walnut Fruit Cake

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  Raisins 3 Cup (48 tbs), chopped (Sun Maid)
  Coarsely chopped mixed candied fruits and peels 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Candied cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Zante currants 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Sun Maid)
  Bourbon/Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Unsweetened chocolate 1⁄2 Ounce, melted
  Diamond walnuts 3 Cup (48 tbs), coarsely chopped
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Candied fruits 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Diamond walnut halves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Garnish)

In large bowl, combine fruits and bourbon; toss well to mix.
Let stand, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
In another large bowl, cream butter.
Beat in sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
Stir in melted chocolate.
(Mixture will appear slightly curdled.)
Combine butter mixture, fruits and walnuts.
In medium bowl, sift flour with spices, salt and soda.
Stir into fruit mixture until well blended.
Spoon batter into well-greased and floured 12-cup tube pan.
Bake in preheated 300°F oven about 2 hours and 20 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched.
Cool completely, then remove from pan; wrap in foil and store in a cool, dry place.
Before serving, decorate with candied fruits and walnut halves.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 490 Calories from Fat 178

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g31.9%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 79.7 mg26.6%

Sodium 141.3 mg5.9%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g24.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17.9%

Sugars 48.3 g

Protein 7 g13%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 3.2%

Calcium 7.9% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Rich Walnut Fruit Cake Recipe