Two in One Fruitcake

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grease a 12 cup ring mold or 2 9x5x3" loaf pans; dust lightly with flour.
  • To Make Dark Batter:.
  • Chop dates and combine with chopped walnuts in a medium size bowl.
  • Sift flour, apple pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda onto waxed paper.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mixture over fruit and nuts and toss to coat.
  • Beat butter, sugar and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed for 3 minutes, until fluffy; beat in jelly.
  • Stir in remaining flour mixture alternately with apple juice, beating after each addition until the batter is quite smooth.
  • Pour batter over prepared fruit and nuts and fold just until well blended.
  • To Make Light Batter:.
  • Combine candied pineapple, cherries and citron in medium size bowl.
  • Grate lemon rind and add to fruits: pare off white membrane; remove seeds; chop lemon; reserve.
  • Sift flour, baking powdr, salt and baking soda onto waxed paper.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mixture over fruits and toss to coat.
  • Beat butter, sugar and eggs in large bowl of electric mixer at high speed for 3 minutes, until fluffy; stir in chopped lemon.
  • Stir in remaining flour mixture alternately with apple juice, beating after each addition until the batter is quite smooth.
  • Pour batter over prepared fruits and fold just until well blended.
  • Spoon dark batter into 4 evenly spaced sections of prepared ring mold; spoon light batter into remaining 4 spaces in mold.
  • Bake in slow oven 300 degrees following time for pan selected, or until center springs when lightly pressed with fingertip.
  • Cool on wire rack in pan for 15 minutes; loosen around edge and tube with a knife; carefully turn out onto wire rack; cool completely.
  • To Decorate:
  • Melt apple jelly in a small saucepan; brush over cake; garnish with halved red and green candied cherries.
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