French Fruitcake

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The fruitcake from this French recipe uses candied orange peel, walnuts, and raisins to make a fruitcake requiring no aging.

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 9 - x inch loaf cake

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup candied orange peel

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons honey

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ tablespoons light cream

  • 2 tablespoons dark rum

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Toss the candied orange peel, walnuts, and raisins with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and honey. Beat in the egg, then the cream or milk, rum, and vanilla. Stir together the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and the baking powder; beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the fruits and nuts. Turn the batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake the cake 45 minutes longer, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
12g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.