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Chocolate Fruitcakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring often.
  2. Remove from heat, and cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in sugar.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  5. Add flour and salt, stirring until blended.
  6. Stir in cherries and next 3 ingredients.
  7. Spoon mixture into 4 greased and floured 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2-inch loaf pans.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.
  10. Seal cakes in heavy-duty plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before cutting.

Yield: 4 (12-ounce) loaves


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