Rich Dark Fruitcake

Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipes

Elevate your holiday celebrations with our Rich Dark Fruitcake recipes. This classic and decadent dessert is a symphony of flavors, blending a medley of dried fruits, nuts, and warm spices into a moist and indulgent cake.

Our recipes provide step-by-step guidance to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness and richness in your fruitcake. From soaking the fruits in spirits to the artful combination of ingredients, each detail contributes to the creation of a fruitcake that is both timeless and memorable.

Whether you’re continuing a cherished tradition or trying your hand at this festive delicacy for the first time, our Rich Dark Fruitcake recipes promise a delectable and heartwarming experience. Celebrate the season with the luxurious taste of a meticulously crafted fruitcake that captures the essence of holiday joy.

Rich Dark Fruitcake
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Details Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipes

  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • Additional Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 6 hrs
  • Servings: 40
  • Yield: 1 to 3 - tiered wedding cake

Ingredients For Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipes

  • 6 cups golden raisins
  • 3 cups dried currants
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 6 cups raisins
  • 1 pound candied mixed citrus peel
  • ½ pound candied cherries
  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2 cups butter
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 12 egg whites
  • ½ cup grape juice
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee

Instructions: Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipes

  • Step 1: Wash and dry the raisins and the currants. Wash, dry, pit, and chop the dates. Chop the raisins and the citrus peel. Slice the cherries. Blanch the almonds, and slice them lengthwise. Combine fruits and nuts in large bowl.
  • Step 2: Grease and line 3 standard Christmas cake pans (these round pans are at least 3 inches deep and come in a set of three sizes- 5, 7, and 9 inch across) with 4 layers of heavy waxed paper, or 3 layers of brown paper. Grease again. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  • Step 3: Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices onto a piece of waxed paper. Remove 1 cup of this flour mixture, and combine with fruit and nuts. Mix until fruit is well coated.
  • Step 4: Cream the butter until fluffy. Add extracts. Gradually add sugar, mixing until creamy. Beat egg yolks until light and lemon-colored, and beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the molasses, and beat together well. Add half of the remaining flour mixture, and blend thoroughly.
  • Step 5: Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; fold into batter. Stir in lightly the remaining flour mixture alternately with grape juice and coffee. Add floured fruit and nuts, blending in until fruit is well distributed.
  • Step 6: Turn batter into prepared cake tins, filling each about 2/3 full and spreading batter evenly. Bake in center of oven. Bake small cake 2 1/2 hours, medium cake 3 1/2 hours, and large cake 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and allow to stand 5 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to cool.

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All Nutrifacts of Rich Dark Fruitcake Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat15g19%
Saturated Fat7g34%
Total Carbohydrate80g29%
Dietary Fiber4g15%
Total Sugars40g
Vitamin C1mg7%
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