Christmas Fruits Cake

Christmas Fruits Cake


  • 2 cups mixed candied fruits (cherries, citrus peel, etc.)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.)
  • 1 cup dried fruits (raisins, currants, etc.)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup dark rum or orange juice (for soaking)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Calories (per serving):

Cooking Steps:

  1. Prepare Fruits and Nuts:
    • Combine candied fruits, chopped nuts, and dried fruits. Toss with a bit of flour to prevent sinking during baking.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a separate bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add Eggs and Molasses:
    • Beat in eggs one at a time, then add molasses, mixing well.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the fruit and nut mixture.
  6. Bake:
    • Transfer the batter into a greased and lined cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Soak with Rum or Juice:
    • While the cake is still warm, brush the top with rum or orange juice for added flavor.
  8. Cool and Dust (Optional):
    • Allow the Christmas Fruit Cake to cool. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
  9. Serve:
    • Share this festive Christmas Fruit Cake with loved ones, a delightful embodiment of holiday cheer.
  10. Enjoy:
    • Savor the rich blend of fruits, nuts, and spices in each bite, making this Christmas tradition a memorable part of your holiday celebrations.

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