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Chocolate Nut Fruitcake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 300°F1 hr 30 mins Cool 10 mins
Chocolate Nut Fruitcake
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  candied red cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1  cup  dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  golden raisins
  • 1/2  cup  semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 6  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 3  eggs
  • 1/4  cup  orange juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  almond extract
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  cup  walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 3/4  cup  pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4  cup  sliced almonds
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment or waxed paper; set aside. In bowl combine cherries, apricots, raisins, and chocolate; set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl beat butter and both sugars with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Beat in orange juice and almond extract. Add flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Beat until just combined. Stir in fruit mixture, walnuts, and pecans. Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle with almonds.

3. Bake for 1-1/2 hours, or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack. Wrap and store 8 hours or overnight before serving. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Nut Fruitcake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 311,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 51,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 78,
  • Potassium (mg) 278,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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