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Chocolate Chip Cherry Fruitcake Loaf

"A recipe I have been using for years. I like this recipe because it is something you can make last minute, unlike most fruitcakes that require baking a long time in advance of your holiday. You do need to let it sit overnight, but otherwise it is ready very quickly. The original doesn't call for any alcohol, making this very kid friend;y as well. There are no sour bits of rind in this recipe, which is often what people don't like about fruitcake. Just nuts, cherries, dates or raisins, and chocolate."

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Prep Time: 15m

Cook Time: 1h

   

Servings: 10  

 
 
  • 5.0000

I had some cherries left over from Chrismas and picked your Fruitcake loaf recipe to make, I'm happy that I did because it's delicious! thank you HeatherFeather.

  Ingredients
 
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  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped finely (measure after chopping)
  • 1 cup chopped soft dates or golden raisins
  • 1 cup candied cherries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 5 to 6 extra whole candied cherries, to use as garnish
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 F; grease and flour a 9x5" loaf pan.

Step 2

Beat together sugar and eggs well.

Step 3

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt using a whisk.

Step 4

Gently stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until combined, leaving no dry patches.

Step 5

Stir in the fruit and nuts to combine well.

Step 6

Scrape this thick mixture into the prepared baking pan, placing the reserved 5-6 whole candied cherries in top.

Step 7

Bake approximately 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick comes out with only streaks of melted chocolate, not gobs of wet batter; DO NOT OVERBAKE.

Step 8

Let cool 10 minutes in pan, then allow to cool fully on a cooling rack.

Step 9

Place in a plastic zip-top bag overnight (sliced or left whole) to allows the spices to really blend into the cake well; this always tastes better at least 1 day after baking.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (186.7 g)
  • Calories 400.9
  • Total Fat - 18.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 63.9 mg
  • Sodium - 130.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 22.4 g
  • Protein - 9.7 g
  • Calcium - 135 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg
  Reviews
 
 
1 review

I had some cherries left over from Chrismas and picked your Fruitcake loaf recipe to make, I'm happy that I did because it's delicious! thank you HeatherFeather

 

Review by Dalaney