Rusty's Old Fashioned Fruitcake

Preparation:  20 min. Cooking: 120 min. Total: 140 min.
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  • waxed paper
  • 2 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves , ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 3/4 Tbsp rum , or brandy; plus extra for glaze
  • 1 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1 Cup dates , pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup dried figs , chopped
  • 3/4 Cup candied cherries , plus extra for garnish
  • 3 candied pineapple slice
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup pecan halves , for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 ℉. Butter a latching tube cake pan or bundt cake pan or 2 whole 8x4 inch loaf pans. Line the inside pan walls with strips of buttered waxed paper. Thoroughly dust pan with flour. Sift flour together with next 6 ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine softened butter with both sugars in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in marmalade. Stir baking soda into buttermilk and immediately add half this mixture to the beaten sugar and egg mixture. Add half the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour mixtures. Combine with flour and creamed mixture. Add liquor and mix until batter is smooth. Gently fold in next 5 ingredients. Place pineapple rings in bottom of pan, placing a candied cherry in the center of each ring. Pour batter into pan(s). Bake on center rack about 2 hours or until a tester comes out clean when inserted in center. Unlatch tube pan and carefully remove to wire cooling rack. Gently peel away wax paper. Combine 2 whole {Tbsp} hot water (or liquor) with corn syrup and use a pastry brush to apply over fruitcake. Use corn syrup mixture to stick pecan halves and additional cherries on top for garnish.
Calories
360 Cal
Fat
14 g
Carbs
56 g
Protein
5 g
Fiber
3.4 g
Sugar
28 g
Cholesterol
43 mg
Sodium
210 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     3.4 g
Fat     14 g
Sugar     28 g
Carbs     56 g
Protein     5 g
Calories     360 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     2.4 g
Fat, Mono     5.6 g
Fat, Sat     4.7 g
Fat, Trans     0 g
Fat, Percent     34 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     2.3 mcg     1.9 %
Vitamin, A     240 IU     7.9 %
Vitamin, B12     0.1 mcg     5.3 %
Niacin     1.6 mg     9.7 %
Riboflavin     0.2 mg     16 %
Vitamin, C     1.2 mg     1.4 %
Vitamin, D     2.6 IU     0.4 %
Vitamin, B6     0.1 mg     5.3 %
Vitamin, E     0.4 mg     2.9 %
Panto, Acid     0.3 mg     6.7 %
Choline     25 mg     4.6 %
Thiamin     0.3 mg     21 %

Minerals

Calcium     100 mcg     10 %
Phosphorus     150 mg     21 %
Magnesium     30 mg     7 %
Copper     0.2 mcg     23 %
Fluoride     1.8 mcg     46 %
Zinc     0.8 mg     6.8 %
Cholesterol     43 mg     0.3 %
Sodium     210 mg     14 %
Selenium     9.7 mcg     18 %
Manganese     0.7 mg     9.4 %
Potassium     290 mg     6.1 %
Iron     1.8 mg     23 %