This traditional, delicious dessert is guaranteed to impress all your guests at the holiday party this holiday season!
In contrast to other fruit cake recipes, This recipe will stay fresh for days, and in fact, it could even get more delicious after a few days! The flavor of this cake gets significantly more complex when the cake is cooled.
I found the cake by chance when I discovered two pieces of cake in the refrigerator. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious taste after a couple of days!
What is in A Fruity Cake?
I used various fruits in this particular recipe, such as plums, raisins, figs, dried apricot, cranberries, and pineapple.
To make the cake more exciting, I added freshly grated citrus zest, lemon zest, and a bit of brown sugar. These ingredients add to this recipe a richer taste and a distinctive texture than other fruit-based cakes.
Alongside these, other spiced ingredients transform this cake into a true winter dessert. This cake can be served to guests at Christmas or simply during a cold winter evening with a hot cup of tea.
Do I Have To Soak the Fruits?
It is not necessary to soak your fruit before baking! This recipe starts by cooking the mentioned fruits in fruit juice and sugar. This will ensure that your fruit is plump and infused with lemon and orange juice.
Can I use Other Kinds Of dried Fruits?
I selected the fruits in this recipe because they provided an outstanding balance of tart and sweet in the finished product. But, you can substitute all the fruit I chose for one of your own.
Can I bake the Fruit Cake in a different Tin?
The cake was baked using a bundt cake pan, and I love how the bundt pan appears ( this one is my favorite)!
If you don’t have a bundt cake pan, or you want to experiment with something different, you can. You can use an oval cake pan, an oval cake pan, or even two loaf pans.
The truth is almost anything will perform as long as it holds all the batter and safely bake food items in the oven. You will likely have to alter the baking time. You should be aware of this.
How to Keep The Cake
If you don’t want to use alcohol to preserve your cake’s flavor, then you could place the cake on parchment and then place it in an airtight container.
How to Make Fruit Cake
Assemble your ingredients. Preheat the oven to 320°F.
In a saucepot, mix the juice of orange as well as water, dried fruit, and sugar. Bring to the point of boiling.
Add butter, and cook for four minutes. Remove the fruit from the pan and let them rest until they have completely cooled.
Incorporate fruits, then stir until they are combined.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, citrus zest, spices, zest of orange, and baking powder.
Incorporate the flour mixture into the mixture of fruits and mix until it is well-combined.
Pour the mix into the bundt pan that has been greased. Smooth the top, then bake for one hour.
The cake should cool on a wire rack for a long time before being it out of the pan.
Slice into pieces, serve, and then Enjoy!
Super moist fruit cake recipe
- Yield: 1
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
In this recipe, we make a delicious fruit cake! This is a classic recipe for the holidays that is sure to please your holiday guests!
- 2 cups of mixed dried fruits
- One cup of chopped figs
- 1 cup dried pineapple cubes
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 1 orange, peeled and juiced
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1/2 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 320degF.
- Mix the juice of an orange, water, dried fruit, and sugar in a saucepot. Bring to the point of boiling.
- Add butter, and cook for four minutes. Remove the fruit from the pan and let them sit until they are completely cool.
- Mix eggs and vanilla extract. Add in the fruits and stir until they are well combined.
- Separately in a bowl, mix the flour and lemon zest, spices and zest of orange, and baking powder.
- Mix the flour and sugar mixture into the mixture of fruits and stir until it is well-mixed.
- Pour the mixture into a well-greased bundt pan.
- Smooth the top, then Bake the cake for one hour.
- The cake should cool on a wire rack before taking it off the pan.
Serve and slice.
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