Dried Fruit Fruitcake

160 mins (prep 20, cooking 140)
19 ingredients
24 servings
This is one very moist fruitcake, &, in my humble opinion, a huge cut above the usual fruitcake with candied fruit! And, when you can get raves from friends & relatives who don't ordinarily like fruitcake, well, that's definitely a plus! I usually use apricot brandy, but not always. For the dates, I like to use a cup of 'Fancy Medjool' dates & a cup of regular pitted dates, which I believe are 'Deglet Noor' dates. If the cake will probably be eaten during its first 'presentation,' you might want to unmold it onto a 14" serving plate & let it cool completely. Then, just before serving it, sprinkle the top lightly with powdered sugar, and--with pieces of larger dried fruits such as whole dates, apricot halves, apple slices, pear & peach halves, etc--fill the center of the cake & also place some on the edge of the serving plate all around the cake. Preparation & cooking time does not include the time it takes for the fruit mixture to cool.

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Serving Size (90.77 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 230.28 Calories from Fat 43.38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.82g 177.84%
Saturated Fat 2.6g 312.51%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 10.6mg 84.78%
Sodium 77.45mg 77.45%
Total Carbohydrate 46.81g 374.47%
Dietary Fiber 1.95 g 186.98%
Sugars 36.21 g %
Protein 1.49g 71.5%
Vitamin A 153.09IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 18.66mg% Iron 0.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
golden raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, slivered almonds, ground nutmeg, large eggs