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    The Fanny Farmer Dark Fruitcake

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    • on November 27, 2013

      I tried this recipe for the first time for Christmas 2012 -- and just realized I didn't review it last year! It was my first attempt at a fruitcake, and this was excellent! I tried it both ways, brandied and not, and both turned out very well. My friend's mother is in her 90's, going strong, and is still an excellent baker; I took some to them to try (from the not brandied loaf since she is tee-total) and they raved and asked me for the recipe! She said she's never had a dark fruitcake she liked as well as this, and prefers it to her own light fruitcake recipe. Which I must say is delicious too!<br/><br/>So if you are looking for a wonderful fruitcake recipe for the holidays (that is also simple to make) this is it! Thanks Kittencal!

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    • on February 06, 2011

      I believe this is the fruitcake recipe my mother used & the one I've searched for for years. It is the best. every September my mother made several batches of this recipe, wrapped them in the brandied cheesecloth & stored them in air tight containers in the basement.Every week until just before Christmas shhe painted them with more brandy.Just before Christmas we decorated them with dried fruit, painted them with a glaze & wrapped them as gifts. One time one got overlooked and was in the basement in a pressure canner for about 20 years. Funny, it was very dry but still somewhat edible!

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    • on November 16, 2009

      OMG!!!! this fruitcake is wickedly delicious Kitten you have outdone yourself with htis recipe I'm making more for Christmas, this is an over the top recipe, thank you Kitten!

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    Nutritional Facts for The Fanny Farmer Dark Fruitcake

    Serving Size: 1 (1245 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2231.0
    Calories from Fat 846
    Total Fat 94.0 g
    Saturated Fat 35.7 g
    Cholesterol 316.5 mg
    Sodium 1469.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 334.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.4 g
    Sugars 202.7 g
    Protein 28.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    candied fruit

    candied cherries

    candied citron peel

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