• prep: 48 hr
  • cook: 55 min
  • total: 48 hr 55 min
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  • Summary

    Traditional Aged Fruitcake with dried fruits, spice and lots of brandy. This cake should be made at least 4 weeks before serving and can be made 3-4 months ahead of time. Serve unadorned or with the marzipan and fondant to finish.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (1.5 oz, 45g) almonds, coarsely ground
    • 1 cup (85g) 3 oz walnuts, chopped
    • 2 1/4 cups (12 oz, 340g) dark raisins
    • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz, 235g) light raisins
    • 1/3 cup( 3 oz, 85 g) candied orange peel
    • 1/3cup (3 oz, 85g) candied cherries , chopped
    • 1 cup (6 oz, 170g) currants
    • zest and juice from 1 lemon
    • 2/3 cup (80 ml) brandy plus more for aging (see note)
    • 1.5 cups (8 oz, 225g) all purpose flour
    • 1.5 tsp baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ginger
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 3/4 cup (6 oz, 170g) unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup (6 oz, 170g) brown sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup apricot preserves
    • 1 recipe marzipan
    • 1 recipe rolled fondant
    • Royal Icing (find a recipe here )
    • Marzipan holly and silver dragees for decoration

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 299 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 17.53%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 22.44%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 44 mg 14.81%
    • Sodium: 89 mg 3.7%
    • Calcium: 35 mg 3.49%
    • Potassium: 255 mg 7.28%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.86%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 43 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.06%
    • Sugar: 35 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 5.66%
    • Vitamin C 8.71%
    • Vitamin D 3.33%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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