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Easy Fruitcake

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Serves 18 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 55


1 pkg spice cake mix
1 pkg (3 3/4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
2/3 cup apricot preserves, heated just til liquidy
1/4 cup Apricot brandy
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, apricot preserves, apricot brandy, and vegetable oil.

Beat on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

Fold in the chopped fruits and nuts.

Turn batter into two eight inch cake pans lined with Reynolds parchment paper.

Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes.

Cool for 15 minutes in the pan then remove to a rack to cool thoroughly.

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