Date-Nut Fruitcake Recipe

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Date-Nut Fruitcake
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  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in the coconut, raisins, dates, pecans and orange peel.
  2. Spoon into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 300° for 85-95 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Place a piece of waxed paper under rack.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and orange juice to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Stir in orange peel. Poke holes in cake with a long wooden skewer; gradually spoon glaze over fruitcake. Cool completely. Yield: 16 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 775.67 Kcal (3248 kJ)
Calories from fat 227.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.3g 39%
Cholesterol 72.27mg 24%
Sodium 106.79mg 4%
Potassium 295.61mg 6%
Total Carbs 125.85g 42%
Sugars 34.18g 137%
Dietary Fiber 3.14g 13%
Protein 11.08g 22%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 46.9mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 304.65 Kcal (1276 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.94g 39%
Cholesterol 28.38mg 24%
Sodium 41.94mg 4%
Potassium 116.11mg 6%
Total Carbs 49.43g 42%
Sugars 13.42g 137%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 13%
Protein 4.35g 22%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.4mg 6%
Calcium 18.4mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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