I'm a big fan of fruitcake & always enjoy making a variety during the end-of-year holidays! This one came to my attention a little late for the season, but I was intrigued by the inclusion of chocolate, so . . . OUTSTANDING! We thoroughly enjoyed this new & delicious cake & I'll be making it again, for sure! I didn't use any candied fruits but included dried cherries, apricots & pineapple as well as the raisins & some Medjool dates!Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!