Ultimate Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Ultimate Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

13th Dec 2019

Recipe and image courtesy & copyright of Gracious Treatz


Makes one 8"x8"x3" square pan:

  • 700g mix fruits (consist of cherries, apricots, raisins, plums, blackcurrants)
  • 50g glazed red cherries
  • 50g glazed green cherries
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 180ml whiskey (or brandy, rum, gin, or orange or pineapple juice for non-alcohol)
  • 125g pecans, chopped
  • 125g cashews, chopped
  • 283g all-purpose flour or plain flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice **
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp molasses (or jam)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 2-3 tbsp flour (for coating the mix fruits & nuts)

** If you don’t have mixed spice, you can mix:

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