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Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

 Moist Applesauce Fruitcake
The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract or rum extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; add 1 cup flour. Stir
  • to coat. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs and mix well.
  • Add the applesauce and vanilla extract. Combine the baking soda,
  • cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and remaining flour; stir

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Moist Applesauce Fruitcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • into applesauce mixture. Stir in fruit mixture. Pour into a greased
  • and floured 10-in. tube pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 482 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.