Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (90g)

Calories 144
Calories from Fat 28 (20%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 11.3mg 4%
Sodium 84.2mg 4%
Potassium 123.5mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 4g 8%

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Classic Fruitcake

By: Mom2be
100% would make this recipe again!
Recipe Description
This recipe uses a variety of fruits and whole nuts with just enough batter to bind everything together.
Prep time
15 min
Cook time
1 hr 30 min
Ready In
1 hr 45 min


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8 Ounce(oz)  dates
1/3 Cup(c)  dark rum
1 1/4 Cup(c)  firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoon(t)  vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  salt
3 Tablespoon(T)  dark rum
5   eggs
1 1/4 Cup(c)  all-purpose flour
1/4   dried apricots, chopped
1/4 Pound(lb)  pecan halves, cashews, or hazelnuts
1/4 Pound(lb)  whole brazil nuts
1/2 Pound(lb)  candied pineapple wedges
1/2 Pound(lb)  red candied cherries
1/2 Pound(lb)  pitted prunes
1/2 Pound(lb)  raisins
1/4 Pound(lb)  nd whole blanched almonds


In a large bowl, combine raisins, prunes, dates, cherries, pineapple, Brazil nuts, almonds, pecans, and apricots. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the flour over all and stir until combined.

Line bottom of a greased 10-inch tube pan with parchment paper; grease paper. In a medium-size bowl, beat eggs until blended. Add the 3 tablespoons rum, salt, vanilla, sugar, and remaining 3/4 cup flour; beat until blended. Pour over fruit mixture and stir until well blended. Spoon batter into pan; press batter down slightly with spoon.

Bake in a 300 degree oven until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean (about 1 1/2 hours).

Let cool in pan on a rack; then turn out onto a platter and peel off paper. If made ahead, wrap airtight and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

If desired, sprinkle top of cake with about 2 tablespoons rum once or twice  a week while storing. Makes 16 to 18 servings.

Additional notes

A Christmas Classic

This is an old fashioned classic recipe for making fruit cake. Just the right mix of fruits and nuts, and the batter is rich and moist.

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