$$$,$$$,$$$ fruitcake (unusual and worth it)

★★★★★ 1
By Beth M.
from M.V. Island, MA

This is one super fruitcake, not your ordinary dull or hard cake! It was in a magazine and although I don't always have the time or extra money at Christmas time for extravagant things, it was a gift for my husband. He LOVES fruitcake! That's unusual, I know. Check out the ingredients, and if you are interested save it or share it with a friend who loves this kind of cake. It was loaded with good fruit and nuts.

★★★★★ 1
serves a lot 12-16
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For $$$,$$$,$$$ fruitcake (unusual and worth it)

  • 1/2 pkg
    12 oz.pkg. pitted prunes, cut in half
  • 1 c
    10 oz. pkg. dried figs, chopped
  • 1 c
    6 oz. pkg. dried apricots
  • 1/2 pkg
    10 oz. pkg. pitted dates
  • 2 c
    pecans
  • 1/2 c
    green candied cherries
  • 1/2 c
    4 oz. dried lemon peel
  • 1/2 c
    candied pineapple wedges
  • 1/2 c
    4 oz., dried candied lemon peel
  • TO MAKE THE BATTER MIX:
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 5 lg
    eggs

How To Make $$$,$$$,$$$ fruitcake (unusual and worth it)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Baking time 1 hr.+ 30 mins. Grease a 10-inch tube pan, and line bottom of pan with foil, grease foil.
  • 2
    Note:I reserved the prunes, figs, apricots and some of the pecans, to decorate the baked fruitcake and in Step #7. In a separate bowl combine dates, cherries, pineapple, dried lemon, candied lemon and some of the chopped pecans. These can be stirred into the batter after mixing it as directed in Step #4
  • 3
    In another large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and shortening until just blended. Increase speed to high, beat until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    Add flour,b.powder,salt,vanilla and eggs to the sugar/shortening mixture. Beat at low speed until mixture is just blended. Stir in dried fruit. Note: Add the mixture of dates,cherries, pineapple,dried lemon,candied lemon and pecans at this point.
  • 5
    Spoon into pan and bake, until toothpick inserted in mid-cake comes out clean, about one and a half hours.
  • 6
    Cool cake completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan and carefully peel of the foil. At this point I added glaze and decorated the cake. Wrap fruitcake in plastic wrap or foil tightly, and refrigerate overnight so cake will be firm and easy to slice.
  • 7
    Optional-Glaze: In a small pan heat apricot preserves until just melted, stirring occasionally. Brush cake with half of preserves. Garnish with dried fruit, cherries and pecans.
  • 8
    This cake may be made a month in advance or a day ahead.

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