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Holiday Fruit Cake

Holiday Fruit Cake with dried mixed fruits and assorted nuts. An explosion of flavor and moist fruit cake to enjoy the festive season. This homemade recipe will make you forget that store-bought fruit cake! Make one of these homemade cakes with your favorite candied fruits and nuts.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: fruitcake, fruitcake recipe, holiday fruitcake, no alcohol fruitcake
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Mia


  • 1 ½ cup dried fruits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup almond flour optional
  • ½ cup chopped almond
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour coat toppings to avoid sinking


  • Heat water in a cooking pot or saucepan at medium heat. Tip in the dried fruits, sugar, butter, spiced cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt then stir and simmer for 10 mins. Then transfer in a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl add the flour, baking soda, and almond flour. Stir until well combined, set aside.
  • Prepare a loaf pan (4 in X 8 in) by greasing and lining with baking paper/parchment paper then set aside. Pre- Heat oven into 180’C.
  • When the dried fruits mixture is cold, pour the beaten eggs then stir. Add the nuts ( walnuts and almonds) then stir. Add the vanilla extract then add the flour-baking soda mix then incorporate it. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  • Thinly coat toppings with flour and place on top of the batter then bake for 40-50 mins or until toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve and enjoy. Joyeux Fete!