Classic Fruitcake Loaves

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Reviews (0)

4.0 by 13 people

Rate This!

  • Makes: 2 large, 3 medium or 6 small loaves
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 45 mins to 1 hr 5 mins 325°F
  • Marinate: overnight

Classic Fruitcake Loaves

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine apricots, lemon rind, dates, raisins, and crystalized ginger. Add 1/4 cup of the orange juice and 1/4 cup of the rum; toss to combine. Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate overnight. Combine 1/4 cup orange juice and remaining 1/4 cup rum; cover and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 8x4x2-inch, or three 7 1/2x3 1/2x2, or six 4 1/2x2 1/2x1 1/2-inch loaf pans with parchment paper*. Lightly coat with cooking spray; set pans aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, allspice, and cloves; set aside.
  3. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter and almond paste with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and remaining 1/4 cup of orange juice on low speed. Stir in nuts. Drain dried fruit mixture well; add liquid to reserved orange juice and rum. Stir fruit and flour mixture into batter. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Knock bottoms of pans sharply on the work surface to eliminate air pockets.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove loaves from pans; cool completely on rack.
  5. Brush cooled loaves with some of the reserved rum mixture. Wrap loaves tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate loaves for 7 days, brushing each with the remaining rum mixture each day.

From the Test Kitchen

*

For the nicest sides on your fruitcake, cut the parchment paper into strips that are the same size as the size of the pan used.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Nutrition Facts (Classic Fruitcake Loaves)

  • Per serving:
  • 238 kcal ,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 4 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 37 mg chol. ,
  • 99 mg sodium ,
  • 37 g carb. ,
  • 2 g fiber ,
  • 24 g sugar ,
  • 3 g pro.

Related Categories

rate this recipe!
add review

Reviews (1)

13 Ratings
5 Days Ago
5.0
Sounds better than that gooey fruit cake that you get with the chunky fruit and tasteless cake, so bad that my dad used to add rum in the can and let it soak a few days before eating it. As children we couldn't eat it. This looks and sounds much better. Thanks for putting this out there.

Similar Recipes

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Rate & Review
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Add My Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Change Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
No one has shared their photo yet.
close