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Last Minute Fruitcake with Dates, Raisins, Cherries, and Nuts Sliced
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Last Minute Fruitcake

This can be last minutes, so soaking in booze and waiting for weeks. No artificial candy stuff either, simply maraschino cherries, dates, and nuts. A REALLY good little fruitcake!
Course Cakes, Cupcakes & Cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 406kcal
Author Barb

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cutup pitted dates
  • cup Irish Whiskey
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries halved
  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Soak raisins, dried cranberries and dates in Irish Whiskey for at least 15 minutes to plump them up.
  • Grease and flour a non-stick loaf pan. (Original directions called for lightly greasing a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; lining the pan with waxed paper and then greasing that paper. With nonstick some might forego that extra step of lining the pan with waxed paper but I y do it anyway).
  • Mix fruits, nuts and seeds in a large mixing bowl (Add fruit WITH liquid from 1st step).
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar over mixture; toss to coat all fruits and nuts with flour.
  • Beat eggs until foamy, then add vanilla.
  • Pour over fruit mixture and stir just until blended.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven about 1 & 1/2 hours. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Notes

I make a triple batch of this recipe and then bake it in smaller loaf pans for gift giving. Check dough after 55 minutes for doneness - toothpick inserted into cake pulls out clean. LOVE this pan from Wilton; does make doing small loaves much easier to handle!

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 466mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 39g