Combine first 8 ingredients; dredge with 3/4 cup flour, stirring to coat well. Set aside.
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses.
Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and wine, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dredged fruit.
Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 275° for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until cake tests done. Cool cake completely in pan.
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