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Dried Fruit Cake

Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 60 min.
Servings: 24

What you need

1/3 cup blanched slivered almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped (see Tip)
1/2 cup fine dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
1/3 cup chopped candied citron
2 cups dried figs
2 1/2 cups dry red wine
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil, or olive oil (not extra-virgin)
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, grated
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

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How to do it

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat an 8 1/2-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine wine and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan. Boil until reduced to 3/4 cup, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Let cool.Meanwhile, cover figs with water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until the figs are plump, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Drain and chop coarsely. Set aside.Cover raisins with warm water in a small bowl.

5. Let soak for about 5 minutes.

6. Drain, pressing to release excess moisture.

7. Mix together the figs, raisins, almonds, walnuts, citron, chocolate and honey in a large bowl. Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, flour, breadcrumbs, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg and add to the almond mixture. Gradually stir in oil and the reduced wine. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

8. Bake until the cake is firm to the touch, 40 to 50 minutes.

9. Let cool in the pan on a rack. Cover and let stand overnight to allow to flavor to deepen before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories
157.58cal ( 7.88% of daily need)
Fat
6.26g ( 9.62% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
1.68g ( 10.52% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
21.46g ( 7.15% of daily need)
Sugar
12.16g ( 13.51% of daily need)
Cholesterol
0mg ( 0% of daily need)
Sodium
21.51mg ( 0.94% of daily need)
Alcohol
2.63g ( 14.58% of daily need)
Protein
2.28g ( 4.56% of daily need)
Manganese
0.37mg ( 18.51% of daily need)
Copper
0.22mg ( 10.8% of daily need)
Fiber
2.51g ( 10.03% of daily need)
Iron
1.34mg ( 7.46% of daily need)
Magnesium
29.8mg ( 7.45% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.08mg ( 5.15% of daily need)
Vitamin E
0.76mg ( 5.06% of daily need)
Potassium
165.18mg ( 4.72% of daily need)
Phosphorus
47.11mg ( 4.71% of daily need)
Zinc
0.58mg ( 3.88% of daily need)
Vitamin K
3.98µg ( 3.79% of daily need)
Calcium
36.96mg ( 3.7% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.06mg ( 3.65% of daily need)
Folate
14.23µg ( 3.56% of daily need)
Selenium
2.44µg ( 3.49% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
0.62mg ( 3.08% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.04mg ( 1.99% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
0.11mg ( 1.1% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
6.03%
Fat
37.22%
Carbs
56.75%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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