Fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas

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Fruit Cake Recipes With Candied Fruit For This Christmas

1. Christmas Fruitcake

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Christmas Fruitcake is simply a name of a cake among different types of fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas.

Ingredients:

1/8 cup of chopped dried cherries

1/4 cup of dried cranberries

1/8 cup of chopped dried mango

1/4 cup of dried currants

2 tablespoons of chopped candied citron

1/2 cup of butter

1/4 cup of dark rum

1 egg

1/4 cup of packed brown sugar

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

1/4 cup of dark rum, divided

2 tablespoons of milk

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Directions:

  • Soak the mango, the cherries, the cranberries, the currants, and the citron in 1/4 cup of the dark rum for 24 hours
  • Next, cover tightly and store them at room temperature
  • Preheat your oven to 3250F (about 1650C)
  • Butter a round pan; and line it with a parchment paper
  • Mix the cream, butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy
  • Beat in the egg, then whisk together with baking soda, flour, cinnamon and salt
  • Mix into sugar and butter in 3 batches and alternate with milk and molasses
  • Stir in chopped nuts and soaked fruit
  • Then scrape batter into the prepared pan
  • Next, bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes
  • Let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons rum
  • Cut out 1 piece of parchment paper and 1 piece of cheesecloth, each piece is large enough to wrap the cake up
  • Moisten the cheesecloth with 1 tablespoon of rum
  • Then, arrange the cheesecloth on the top of parchment paper and unmold the cake onto it
  • Sprinkle the top and sides of the cake with the remaining rum.
  • Closely wrap the cheesecloth to the surface of cake, next wrap with the paper.
  • Place it in an airtight tin

2. White Fruitcake

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Next, learn to make your own White Fruitcake among fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas. It’s rather easy to make this cake.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of chopped citron

1 cup of chopped candied pineapple

3/4 cup of shredded almonds

2 1/4 cups of cake flour

1 1/2 cups of coconut

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 cup of butter

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of milk

6 egg whites

1 cup of sugar

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Directions:

  • Prepare almonds and fruits
  • Measure the flour and reserve several tablespoons to dredge the fruit
  • Next, sift the remaining flour into a large bowl with salt and baking powder
  • Mix sugar with cream butter until fluffy and light
  • Stir in the sifted dry ingredients and alternate with the milk
  • Next, beat well, add the coconut, shredded almonds and dredged candied fruit
  • Beat the egg whites until they have stiff peaks form
  • Then, fold into batter
  • Next, line the greased loaf pan with parchment paper, and grease it
  • Spoon the batter into your prepared pan
  • Next, bake it at 300°F for 90 minutes

3. Easy Fruitcake Recipe

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Have you ever tried doing your own fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas? Try making Easy Fruitcake Recipe as a beginner.

Ingredients:

3 3/4 ounces of instant lemon pudding mix

1 package of spice cake mix

2/3 cup of apricot nectar

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

1/4 cup of apricot brandy

4 large eggs

1/2 cup of chopped candied cherries

1 cup of chopped dates

1/2 cup of chopped candied pineapple

Glaze (optional)

1 cup of chopped walnuts

3 tablespoons of apricot brandy

1 cup of sifted powdered sugar

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Directions:

  • Combine pudding mix, cake mix, vegetable oil and 1/4 cup of the apricot brandy apricot nectar in n a large bowl
  • Beat on the medium speed until the batter is smooth for about 2 minutes
  • Next, add eggs
  • Fold in the chopped nuts and fruits
  • Turn the batter into the greased and floured pan
  • Then, bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes
  • Let it cool for about 15 minutes in the pan
  • Next, remove to a rack
  • For the best flavor, you can wrap and store the cake in the refrigerator for about 24 hours before serving
  • Combine 3 tablespoons of the apricot brandy with 1 cup of the sugar and drizzle over the fruitcake before serving.

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4. Fruit Cake Cookies

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Fruit Cake Cookies are not too difficult to make. Try making these Christmas cookies along with other fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas.
Ingredients:

1/2 cup of shortening

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 3/4 cup of sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of soda

3/4 cup of chopped pecans

1/2 cup of mixed candied fruits & peels

1/4 cup of buttermilk

1 cup candied cherries

1 cup of chopped dates

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Directions:

  • Cream sugar and shortening until light
  • Next, add the egg and beat well
  • Reserve a little flour to toss with the candied fruit
  • Combine the remaining flour with the soda and salt
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients with the buttermilk
  • Toss the fruits with the flour
  • Fold in the chopped pecans and floured fruits
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto the greased baking sheets, leave 2 inches between the cookies
  • Bake at 400°F for about 8 – 13 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies
  • Make from 3 – 5 dozen of fruit cake cookies
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container

5. Chocolate Fruitcake

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I bet this Fruitcake is very attractive to you among different fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas.

Ingredients:

6 ounces of dark chocolate

1 cup of butter

1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar

1 cup of all-purpose flour

3 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of green candied cherries

1 cup of red candied cherries

1/2 cup of chopped candied pineapple

1 1/2 cups of pecan halves (or combination of pecans and walnuts)

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Directions:

  • Melt chocolate and butter in a large saucepan over low heat, remember to stir often
  • Then, move it from the heat, and let it cool for 15 minutes
  • Stir it in sugar
  • Next, add the eggs and stir well
  • Add the salt and flour and stir until blended
  • Stir in the nuts and candied fruits
  • Spoon the mixture into the 4 greased and floured pans
  • Bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes
  • Then, let the pans cool on the wire racks for 10 minutes
  • Seal the cakes in a plastic wrap and thoroughly chill before cutting
  • Garnish with the candied cherries

Read: Different ways to decorate a cake at home

6. Fruit Jewel Cookies

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Next to common fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas, try making your homemade Fruit Jewel Cookies.

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 cup of shortening

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of milk

1 egg

1/2 cup of chopped nuts

2 tablespoons of chopped candied fruits

1/3 cup of chopped candied cherries

2 tablespoons of chopped candied peels

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Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Sift the flour with the salt, nutmeg and baking soda
  • Beat together the brown sugar, egg, shortening and vanilla until well-blended
  • Blend in the 1/2 flour mixture, next is the milk and the remaining flour
  • Stir in the cherries, chopped nuts, candied fruit and fruit peel
  • Next, drop by 2-inches level tablespoons onto the greased baking sheets
  • Lightly press with a glass bottom covered with the damp cloth
  • Then, bake at 375°F for 10 – 12 minutes
  • Make about three dozen cookies

Read: Top easy and good dessert recipes for sweet parties

7. Christmas Fruit Nut Wreath Cookies

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Christmas Fruit Nut Wreath Cookies are delicious and easy to make, in comparison with other types of fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas such as Whole Wheat Christmas Fruitcake or Brandied Fruitcakes.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of soft butter

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour

1 cup of rolled oats

1/4 cup of red candied cherries

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

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Directions:

  • Beat the butter until creamy
  • Then, add the sugar gradually
  • Beat until fluffy and light
  • Beat in the egg
  • Sift the baking powder flour together (stir into the butter mixture, nuts, chopped cherries and oats) and shape into wreaths
  • Bake on the ungreased cookie sheets at 3500F for about 12 – 15 minutes
  • Let it cool, then frost with the thin confectioners’ sugar icing
  • Next, sprinkle with the coconut and decorate the cake with chopped candied cherries
  • Make 3 1/2 dozen
  • To tint the coconut, put it into the plastic storage bag and add several drops of the food coloring
  • Shake well until the coconut is tinted

8. Seven Pound No-Bake Icebox Fruitcake

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Seven Pound No-Bake Icebox Fruitcake is different to other fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas as it is a no-bake cake.

Ingredients:

16 oz. of marshmallows

1 pound of pecan pieces

1 pound of candied cherries

16 oz. of flaked coconut

1 pound of walnut pieces

8 ounces of crushed graham crackers

8 ounces of raisins

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

8 ounces of crushed vanilla wafers

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Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients, except the sweetened condensed milk
  • Mix them well and then add the milk
  • Next, blend the milk in thoroughly
  • Press with your hands into the waxed paper in the container
  • Then, cut the cake into small pieces

9. Whole Wheat Christmas Fruitcake

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Whole Wheat Christmas Fruitcake is very famous among fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of orange juice

3/4 cup of dried apricots

1 cup of chopped dried figs

1 cup of apple juice

1 cup of chopped dried apples

2 cups of currants

2 cups of whole-wheat flour

2 cups of chopped pecans or walnuts

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground allspice

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

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1/3 cup of corn oil

The grated peel of 1 orange and 2 lemons

3 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 cup of red wine

1/2 cup of brown sugar

Directions:

  • Prepare two 8×4-inch loaf pans by lining and greasing them to the top with the parchment paper
  • Place the orange juice and apricots in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Boil it, then turn off the heat and cover the pan
  • Leave it there for 5 minutes
  • Next, drain the apricots and reserve the juice in the 1-cup measure
  • Put the apples and figs in the saucepan
  • Boil it with the lid, then turn the heat off.
  • Leave it there for about 5 minutes

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  • Next, drain and add extra liquid with the 1-cup measure
  • Chop the apricots
  • Then, combine the apple, figs, chopped apricots, nuts and currants in a large bowl
  • Preheat your oven at 300°F
  • Next, sift the flour with the baking power, baking soda, spices and salt
  • Combine the oil, eggs, lemon, orange peel, sugar and vanilla
  • Add the reserved fruit juice to the wine with the 1-cup measure
  • Stir with the egg mixture, flour mixture, and then stir the batter into the nuts and fruits
  • Pour this batter into the pans
  • Bake on a low rack of your oven for 1 hour
  • Insert a cake tester to the center of cake to check
  • Let the pans cool
  • Then, pour the brandy on the surfaces
  • Wrap the cakes with the aluminum foil and brandy-soaked cheesecloth.

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10. Southern Fruitcake Recipe

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There are different types of Southern fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas. This is a popular one.

Ingredients:

1 cup of candied lemon peel

1 cup of candied orange peel

2 cups of diced citron

1 cups of chopped raisins

1 cup of currants

1/2 cup of red wine

1 cup of chopped dates

1/2 cup of brandy

1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons of grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon of ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon of ground mace

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking powder

5 eggs

2 cups of brown sugar

1/2 cup of molasses

1 cup of 5 tablespoons butter

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Directions:

  • Mix the candies fruit in the bowl with the brandy and red wine
  • Stir to combine, then set aside to marinate for 2 – 4 hours
  • Butter 2 9x 5×3-inch loaf pans
  • Line the pans with the parchment paper
  • Then, butter the paper
  • Sift the spices with the flour twice
  • Next, add the salt and baking powder and sift again
  • Put the butter into a large bowl
  • Then, cream until smooth
  • Add the sugar
  • Use an electric mixer to cream until fluffy and light
  • Slightly beat the egg yolks and add them to a bowl
  • Next, mix the batter before adding the flour-spice mixture
  • Continue stirring the batter after each addition until the flour is incorporated thoroughly
  • Add the molasses and continue stirring
  • Add the fruit with the soaking liquid in the bowl
  • Take the egg whites in a glass bowl

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  • Beat with to stiff peaks
  • Then, fold into the batter
  • Spoon that batter into the pans
  • Cover with the cloth loosely
  • Leave the batter there overnight in the fridge to mellow
  • Next, heat the oven at 250°F
  • Place the cake on the rack of oven
  • bake for 3.5 to 4 hours
  • After 1.5 hours, remember to cover that pan with a brown paper and return the pan to the oven.
  • When your cake has baked for about 3.5 hours, test it with a cake tester
  • The cake is done when the tester enter the center of the fruit cake
  • Next, leave the fruit cake and set on the wire rack to let it cool
  • When the fruit cake are cooled, turn out the pans
  • Leave the brown paper on the fruit cake
  • Then, wrap the fruit cake with the parchment & the foil; and pack it in the tin
  • Set the tin in un undisturbed place for about 2 weeks before Christmas,
  • Open the foil, sprinkle the fruit cake with the brandy, red wine (or bourbon). This liquor can keep your cake flavorful

11. Brandied Fruitcakes

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Brandied fruitcakes are not too hard to make among fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas

Ingredients:

1 cups of chopped candied pineapple

1 cup of chopped red and green candied cherries

1/4 cup of chopped citron

1 cup of chopped walnuts

3 cups of chopped pecans

1/2 cup of butter

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

3 eggs

3 tablespoons of honey

1/2 cup of sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/4 cup of brandy (or orange juice)

1/4 teaspoon of allspice

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Directions:

  • Mix the chopped nuts and the candied fruits well
  • Cream the sugar, the honey and the butter in a large mixing bowl
  • Beat well and add eggs until well-blended
  • Next, sift the dry ingredients altogether
  • Add to the first mixture, then stir to blend in the brandy or the juice
  • Then, stir in the nuts and fruits
  • Fill the well buttered and the paper-lined or floured muffin pans
  • Cover the muffins with the buttered brown paper
  • Bake at 300°F for about 40 – 45 minutes
  • Cool in the pans for about 10 minutes
  • Then, heat the white corn syrup, glaze muffins and turn it out of the pans

12. Dark Fruitcake

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Dark fruitcake is one of common fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas.

Ingredients:

2 pounds of read and green candied cherries

1 pound of diced citron, lemon peels and candied orange

2 pounds of candied pineapple

1 pound of raisins

1 pound of chopped pitted dates

16 ounces of pitted sour cherries

1/2 cup if brandy

1 tablespoon of vanilla

1/2 cup of molasses

1 pound of chopped pecans

1 cup of butter

7 eggs

2 cups of brown sugar

12 ounces of apple jelly

1 teaspoon of baking powder

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5 cups of sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 teaspoon of allspice

3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Directions:

  • Prepare the fruit mixture
  • Mix the nuts, the molasses, the vanilla, the brandy and the fruits in a large bowl
  • Tightly cover them and let it stand for about 48 hours or overnight
  • Prepare the batter
  • Let the eggs and the butter come to the room temperature
  • Sift the dry ingredients together, and set aside
  • Mix the sugar and the cream butter well until fluffy and light
  • Next, add each 2 eggs a time, then beat well
  • Stir in the apple jelly and blend well
  • Next, add the fruit and the nut mixture with the dry ingredients

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  • Stir all until well-blended
  • Grease the 2 tube cake pans generously, then line them with the waxed paper, and grease again
  • Fill the pans 3/4 full
  • Then, bake at 250°F for 3.5 – 4 hours
  • Test cakes with a toothpick or a cake tester
  • If the pick come out the center of the cake, it is done
  • Cool in the pans on the racks
  • Turn out of the pans and peel off the paper carefully
  • Next, wrap the cake in the cheesecloth
  • Sprinkle with more brandy generously
  • Seal the cakes in food plastic wrap or storage bags
  • Brush the cakes once per week with more reseal and brandy

Read more: Dark Fruitcake Recipe

13. Southern Buttermilk Jam Cake

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The last one in fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas is Southern buttermilk jam cake.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon of soda

3 cups of sifted flour

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of ground cloves

1 teaspoon of ground allspice

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 cup of chopped pecans

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1 cup of raisins (or chopped dates)

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 cup of butter

1 cup of blackberry jam

1 cup of buttermilk

3 eggs

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Directions:

  • Into a bowl, sift the soda, the flour, the spices and the salt
  • Sift a little flour mixture over the raisins (or dates) and the nuts
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, then add the sugar and beat until fluffy and light
  • Beat in the blackberry jam and the eggs
  • Next, alternately add the flour mixture with the buttermilk
  • Beat until smooth
  • Then, fold in the raisins (or date) and the nut
  • Pour it into 2 9-inch layer pans
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20 – 25 minutes
  • Spread the butter cream between the layers and over the cake

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I’ve shown you 13 fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas. Enjoy your upcoming Christmas by preparing these special cakes and cookies with candies fruit. For any feedback about this article on 13 fruit cake recipes with candied fruit for Christmas, drop your words at the end of the post!

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