Christmas Fruit Cake

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Christmas Fruit Cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :20 Min

Cook Time : 50 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 10 Min


Serves : 6
  • 300 gms mixed dry fruits

  • 50 gms nuts

  • 3/4 cups fresh orange juice

  • 2 tbsp orange marmalade dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1 tsp orange zest

  • 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour

  • 1/4 cups almond meal

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/3 cups organic cane sugar or brown sugar

  • 2 nos eggs

  • 1 tsp mixed spices (mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Chop the mixed dry fruits ( raisins, apricots, dark raisins, dried cranberries, tutti frutti, cherries, dried figs, dates) and place them in a jar
  • Add fresh orange juice, orange marmalade mixture and orange zest Mix everything well. Keep them soaked for 24-48 hours in refrigerator. You can soak them for 2-5 hours and use them as well if you are in a hurry. If you are baking the cake on the same day you don’t have to refrigerate the fruits.
  • After 24 hours take a non stick pan, add the soaked dry fruits along with the juice, sugar, spices, butter and cocoa powder.
  • Stir and bring it to boil. Simmer for 5 to 10 mins with occasional stirring.
  • Turn off the flame and use it when it comes to room temperature.
  • Sieve the wheat flour, almond meal, with baking powder, and salt for 5-6 times.
  • Beat the eggs and add them to the fruit mixture, mix them well.
  • Fold the flour into the wet ingredients in batches, mix everything well until well combined.
  • Add the nuts(cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts) and give it a stir.
  • Scoop the batter in parchment lined baking tin, this cake gets baked for a longer time so there are chances of it to stick to the bottom. Hence it’s better to use parchment paper to line the tin.
  • Bake at 150 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until done.