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Chocolate Chip Fruitcake

"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
    1 loaf


  • 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


  • 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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  • Cindy
    Dec 8, 2017

    My mother-in-law soaked her chip n cherry cake in cherry wine after it was cooled, wrapped it in foil for a day or so. Might have put more wine on it also and recoiled it for a few days in refrigerator. Very good

  • shlbycindy
    Nov 21, 2014

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

  • Baking_Mom
    Dec 4, 2011

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  • hellchell1
    Oct 21, 2011

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

  • Margaret
    Dec 10, 2006

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