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Dried Fruit Cake

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Category: Cakes
Recipe Created By: Anna


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8 oz pitted dates (halved)
2 cups dried apricots
1 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups whole blanched almonds
1 1/2 cups walnuts (large pieces)
3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
rum or brandy (optional)


Grease a 5x9" loaf pan. Line with parchment paper which is also greased. (I used cooking spray.) Since there is no shortening or butter in the cake, you need this to get it out of the pan.

Combine fruit and nuts, add dry ingredients and mix. Then add beaten eggs and vanilla nad mix thoroughly.

Press batter into pan and bake at 300F about 2 hours until the cake is golden brown. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out an pull off the paper. Wrap in foil. Sprinkle with rum or brandy first if desired.

Will last in fridge for 2 or 3 months.


This is not your usual (dreaded) fruit cake. It's actually delicious!


You can switch around which nuts and which dried fruits you prefer.

This makes a cake with very little "cake" and a LOT of fruit and nuts.

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