Chocolate Chip Fruitcake Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Fruitcake Recipe

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"Chocolate chips temp even those who don't care for fruitcake to try this one," says Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup halved candied cherries
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 304 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans, dates, cherries and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Fruitcake in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p8

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shlbycindy User ID: 5500676 24872
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"This is one of my favorites at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Thank you for the recipe."

hellchell1 User ID: 6114114 51699
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"yes i would make it again i love fruit cake it is very good with chocolate chips"

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