American Christmas Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake is a very rich cake made with lots of candied fruits, dried fruits and nuts. The richness and sweetness of the cake, makes it the best cake for special occasions. It is made especially around the holiday season with red and green candied fruits. It is also made for weddings. It is usually served without frosting. It is an awesome gift to give away for the holidays or to enjoy with your family. The recipe is unbelievably simple. Here you go..




  1. All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 cup
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Eggs – 4
  4. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt – 1/4 tsp
  7. Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  8. Ground Nutmeg – 1 tsp


Fruits and Nuts;

You need 5 cups total of chopped dried fruits and nuts. You can use any of the following depending on your taste and availability.


  1. Tutti-Fruitti
  2. Dates
  3. Candied Cherries
  4. Candied Pineapples
  5. Cashews
  6. Almonds
  7. Walnuts
  8. Pecans




  1. Take all the dried fruits and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into this. Toss it.
  3. Take the egg in a separate bowl and beat it. Add the sugar and vanilla essence to this.
  4. Add this to the dry ingredients. Mix it thoroughly. This may take some effort and time as the cake batter is very thick.
  5. Prepare your cake pan by greasing it with butter all over and dusting with some dry flour. If the cake pan is non stick or silicone, then you can skip this step.
  6. Add the cake batter to the pan and press it to make the top even.
  7. Bake it in a preheated 250 degree F (120 degree C) oven for about 2 hours. Check with an inserted tooth pick after 1.5 hours and remove it as soon as it comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool completely before you remove it from the pan. Make and enjoy this fruit cake for this Christmas.


Serving Suggestion;


Cut the fruit cake into slices using serrated knife. Serve a slice of the cake as a snack with a cup of warm milk or as a dessert.

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