Best Ever Fruitcake

Ingredients:

1/2 pound dates
1/4 pound almonds
1 pound pecans
1/2 pound walnuts
1/2 pound candied pineapple
1/2 pound candied cherries
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 pound butter
1 cup flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup whiskey
1/4 cup brandy
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Important: Do not use mixed fruit. Buy pineapple and cherries separately.

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Chop pineapple, cherries and dates and lightly coat with flour. Chop nuts.
  3. Beat sugar and butter together. Add eggs, one at a time. Add molasses, then whiskey and brandy. Add spices. Stir in flour and fruit, then nuts.
  4. Bake in loaf pans for one hour.