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       Title: Gram’s Lighter Applesauce Fruitcake
  Categories: Cakes, Cake mixes
       Yield: 18 Servings
       1 c  Butter; room temperature
       2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs; room temperature
       2 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Pitted dates; chopped coarse
       3 c  Applesauce
       2 c  Walnuts; chopped coarse
       2 c  Raisins
       2 c  Mixed candied fruit; chopped
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
       1 tb Baking soda
       4 c  All-purpose flour
   Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Add
   remaining ingredients and blend until all is incorporated. Divide batter
   among 3 greased loaf pans, about 8 x 4 x 3-inches each. Bake in a preheated
   350-degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out
   clean.  Remove to a cooling rack. When cool enough to handle, remove the
   loaves from the pans and cool completely on a rack. Wrap in plastic wrap
   and keep in refrigerator.
   The Tampa Tribune, December 1992.