Gingered Fruitcake

Spice up your Christmas cake this year with fresh-grated ginger and a splash of bourbon. Apples and dried apricots make this fruit cake recipe sweet and seasonal.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 40 mins 350°F
  • Cool: 10 mins

Gingered Fruitcake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and lightly flour a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. Place the 1/2 cup toasted pecans in a food processor; cover and process until finely ground. In a large mixing bowl combine ground pecans, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, 1/2 cup butter, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute (batter will be thick). Fold in chopped dried apples, chopped dried apricots, and ginger. Transfer to prepared pan; spread evenly. Arrange fresh apple slices, dried apricot halves, and remaining pecan halves over batter.
  3. Bake about 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove bottom of pan.
  4. To serve, in a small saucepan melt 1/4 cup butter; whisk in honey and bourbon or rum. Brush some of the sauce over cake before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.

From the Test Kitchen

To store:

Use bourbon or orange juice to moisten a large piece of 100% cotton cheesecloth; wrap cake in the cheesecloth. Place in a large resealable plastic bag or wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts (Gingered Fruitcake)

  • Per serving:
  • 451 kcal cal.,
  • 20 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 75 mg chol.,
  • 460 mg sodium,
  • 64 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 41 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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3 Ratings
1328 Days Ago
I made this into muffins, so mine cooked through ok, though it did brown very quickly. My problem is more that this is a cake with fruit in it and not the fruitcake I was expecting. It was alright, but a little on the bland side.
1360 Days Ago
This sounded good but after 55 min baking I took it out...edges were getting very dark but center seemed jiggley. It was practically raw. Never had a problem baking before so I know it wasn't my oven. What a waste of time and ingredients. This should be 1 star not 2. Anyone else have trouble?

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