Nonny's Fruitcake

Nonny's Fruitcake
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Dark and spicy applesauce-based fruit cake studded with dates, nuts, raisins and cherries baked in gift-sized mini loaves.
60 min
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
64 servings (8 mini cakes, 8 slices per cake)

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup
chunky-style applesauce
2 teaspoons
baking soda
4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 cups
walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups (8 ounces)
chopped dates
1 cup
currants
1 cup
raisins
1 cup
golden raisins
2 teaspoons
ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
ground cloves
1 (8-ounce) can
crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (10-ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped, reserve liquid
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
2/3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 cup
whiskey*

Glaze

2 tablespoons
firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons
Water
1 tablespoon
light corn syrup
2 teaspoons
lemon juice
 
*Substitute 1/2 cup orange or apple juice.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 8 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.
  2. Combine applesauce and baking soda in bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, walnuts, dates, currants, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves in bowl. Add applesauce mixture, pineapple, cherries and reserved cherry liquid; mix well.
  4. Combine butter, brown sugar and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add fruit mixture; continue beating until well mixed.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven. Place onto cooling racks. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan, if desired.
  6. Drizzle each cake with 1 tablespoon whiskey while cakes are still warm. Cool completely.
  7. Combine all glaze ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until mixture is clear and slightly thickened. Brush glaze over cooled fruitcake. Let stand until glaze is set.
  8. Wrap cakes in plastic food wrap, then foil. Store in cool place or refrigerate.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
23g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
90mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Even if you don't like fruitcake, you'll love this one. It is delicious. My whole family loved it, and everyone wanted the recipe.

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