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Chocolate Chip Fruitcake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Makes

1 loaf

"Chocolate chips temp even those who don't care for fruitcake to try this one," says Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

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

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