Spiced Dark Fruitcake

Spiced Dark Fruitcake
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup candied orange zest, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups golden raisins, also known as sultanas
  • 2 cups almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups dried, unsulfured apricots, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated "lemon":http://www.chow.com/ingredients/43 zest (from 3 to 4 lemons)
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    • ½ cup dark molasses (not robust)
    • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
    • 3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Heat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with butter and flour; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to aerate and break up any lumps; set aside. Place butter in the bowl of a stand...

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