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FRUITCAKE


1 pkg date bar mix
2/3 cup hot water
3 eggs
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons light molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup red/green candied cherries


Heat oven to gas mark 3 (180oC). Grease & flour a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. Combine date bar mix and water until crumbly. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, molasses & spices. Fold in nuts & cherries; pour into pan. Bake 80 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.