Festive Fruit Cake

This recipe was originally posted in Usenet by Stephanie da Silva.
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1 pkg Betty Crocker 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 325F. Grease & flour 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 toothpick comes out clean. Cool.