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Christmas Fruit Cake

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A traditional fruit cake for Christmas, this is a rich and moist cake full of flavour.
Christmas Fruitcake recipe

Christmas Fruit Cake is a traditional rich and moist cake with brandy (or Rum) & loaded with dried fruits and nuts. Fruit cakes have been a traditional part of any Christmas menu.

Delicious, simple and easy to make, this fruitcake recipe for Christmas can be made a couple of days in advance and stored in an airtight container.

Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruitcake

Christmas Fruitcake recipe
3.60 from 10 votes

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

A traditional fruit cake for Christmas, this is a rich and moist cake full of flavour.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: christmas, fruitcake

Ingredients for Christmas Fruit Cake

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tbsp Clove Powder
  • 1 tbsp Allspice Powder
  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 + 3/4 cup Brandy (or Rum) adjust as required. Use 1/4 cup to start and increase to 3/4 cup if required
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Raisins
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Mixed Nuts almonds, pistachios, cashews
  • 3/4 cup Dried Mixed Fruits
  • 3/4 cup Butter melted

How to make Christmas Fruit Cake

  • Combine sugar, plain flour, baking soda, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup brandy, mixed fruits, nuts and melted butter.
  • Add the cinnamon powder, clove powder, nutmeg powder and mix well.
  • Transfer to a greased cake pan.
  • Place it in a preheated oven at 110C/225F for 30 to 45 minutes or until ready.
  • To check if the cake is ready, insert a knife and if it comes out clean, then the cake it ready.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Wrap the cake in a foil and sprinkle 1 tblsp of brandy everyday for a week to keep it moist and soft.
  • Cut into slices and serve.

Recipe Video

If you love this cake, then check out some of the other popular cakes that you can easily make at home.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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