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Fruit cake or fruitcake is a moist cake with candied fruits, dried fruits, nuts and alcohol. Although it is commonly made around the holidays, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy it rest of the year. It would be a perfect gift as a stand-alone or in a gift basket.

Change the amounts of fruits and nuts as you like. Make it with any alcohol you like. Rum, brandy, whiskey, cognac and liqueur are a few examples. You can also age the fruit cake, by brushing it with alcohol and storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

The recipes we listed below show the traditional version, a lighter and easier version, and also one with buttermilk for a fluffy fruit cake. Rate this post and hit the ‘I made it’ button above if you tried a recipe.

Here are the recipes:

Channel: Joy of Baking
Length: 12:37
Level of ease: Easy
Cooking method: Conventional oven
Ingredients:

Candied mixed peel
Candied red or green cherries
Dark raisins
Grand Marnier, rum, brandy or sherry
Unsalted butter
Granulated white sugar
Large eggs
Pure vanilla extract
All-purpose flour
Ground almonds (almond meal or flour)
Pure almond extract
Baking powder
Salt
Milk
Small lemon’s zest

Channel: Joy of Baking
Length: 8:35
Level of ease: Easy
Cooking method: Stove-top and conventional oven
Extra tip: There’s no alcohol in this moist fruit cake!
Ingredients:

Light brown sugar
Water
Ground cinnamon
Butter
Ground cloves
Ground ginger
Salt
Seedless raisins
Large eggs
All-purpose flour
Baking soda
Pure vanilla extract
Candied and chopped mixed peel

Channel: Joy of Baking
Length: 10:32
Level of ease: Easy
Cooking method: Conventional oven
Ingredients:

All-purpose flour
Salt
Baking soda
Freshly grated nutmeg
Ground cinnamon
Ground ginger
Ground cloves
Buttermilk
Unsalted butter
Pure vanilla extract
Light brown sugar
Any dried and/or candied fruits

Channel: YUMMY Ph
Length: 1:27
Level of ease: Easy
Cooking method: Conventional oven
Ingredients:

Mixed dried fruits
Bing cherries
Cashew nuts
Walnuts
Light rum
All-purpose flour
Baking soda
Salt
Ground cinnamon
Butter
Brown sugar
Eggs
Milk
Molasses

Channel: Foods101withDeronda
Length: 11:06
Level of ease: Easy
Cooking method: Conventional oven
Ingredients:

Sunrise fruit cake mix
Candied pineapple wedges
Candied red cherries
Candied green cherries
Dried apples
Pitted dates
Dark raisins or currants
Pecans
Walnuts
All-purpose flour
Granulated sugar
Light brown sugar
Butter
Eggs
Dark molasses
Ground cinnamon
Baking soda
Bourbon or rum

Check out our list of recipes for chocolate cake.


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