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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

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


  • 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


  • 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.

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