Great Big Cake with Five Dried Fruits

Cooking Light
This light fruitcake is ideal for those who usually shy away from the traditional heavy version. Chop the dried fruit with scissors or a knife coated with cooking spray. Substitute two 8-ounce bags dried mixed fruit for peaches, dates, pears, cranberries and cherries, if desired.
24 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


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Cooking spray
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped dried peaches
1/2 cup chopped dried dates
1/2 cup chopped dried pears
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup stick margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) block Neufcha@Gtel cheese
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Sift together flour, cornstarch, and salt twice; set aside. Combine dried fruits with 1/4 cup flour mixture, tossing to coat.

Combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (sugar through vanilla) in a large bowl, and beat at medium speed of mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine sour cream and baking soda; stir well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Gently fold in dried fruit mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.

Created date

November 1996

Nutritional Information

Calories 259
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 5.1 g
Carbohydrate 44.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 44 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Calcium 22 mg