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Spiced Dried Fruit Cake with Rum Butter Glaze

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A long ingredient list doesn’t necessarily indicate a cake is complicated to make—for this recipe it means the fruitcake is chock full of seasonal dried fruits, warm spices, toasted pecans, and, of course, good-quality gold rum! Once the fruit is weighed and macerated—which is easiest to do early in the morning or, better yet, overnight—the cake is a snap to put together and bake…

Old-school-style fruitcakes, the commercial ones that get shipped as holiday gifts, are most often heavily-laden with artificially glazed fruits. This fruitcake is an absolute new-school version—with a tender crumb and packed with a medley of real dried fruits that get boozy and plump as they soak in rum. Serve it for dessert, of course, but don’t be surprised when your overnight guests request a slice for breakfast, too.

Uses KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Sifter + Scale Attachment.

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  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup candied citron (diced)
  • 1/2 cup candied ginger (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp. orange zest (zest from 2 oranges)
  • 1 cup gold rum
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (plus more for buttering pan)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped and toasted)
  • 2 Tbsp. gold rum (for brushing cake)
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (melted and warm)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. gold rum
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
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    1. Special Equipment: KitchenAid® Stand Mixer; KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment; One 9-in/23-cm cake pan with 1 1/2-in-4-cm-sides; parchment paper
    2. In a large bowl, combine all the dried fruits (golden raisins, currants, sweetened dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried chopped apricots, candied citron), candied ginger, and orange zest. Add the 1 cup rum and stir well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 3 hours or overnight.
    3. In a large saucepan, set over medium heat, melt the 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs butter. Add the1 cup sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the prepared macerated fruit, along with 1 cup apple juice and spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice). Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it has reached a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cook at a bare simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once cool, stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
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    Calories340Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.