Fruit Cake Recipe

Moist Christmas Fruit Cake - super flavorful fruit cake recipe that is moist and sure to please this holiday season, get the recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Fruit Cake
Servings 2 people
Calories 246 kcal


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup treacle or honey
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spices
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Grease and line 5-6 mini loaf pans. Preheat the oven to 300 F or 150 C.
  2. Sift the flour, milk powder and spices t0gether.
  3. Combine dried fruits, butter, sugar, honey, orange juice and baking soda in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and simmer for about 5 minutes over low heat. Stir consistently. Remove the saucepan and leave to cool.
  4. Combine the eggs and gently beat it using a fork. Gently stir it into the cooled cake mixture. Fold in the sifted ingredients. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until cooked.
  5. Remove the cake and brush the top with brandy. Cover it tightly with aluminium foil. The cake is best eaten after a few days of aging.

Recipe Notes

To prepare 2-3 weeks in advance:

7 cups chopped mixed fruits (assortment of raisins, sultanas, currants, dried cranberries, dried apricots, mixed peel, glazed cherries, etc.) 1 cup of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or pistachio) 1 -1.5 cups brandy or rum Pour the brandy or rum into the chopped mixed fruits and nuts. Keep it in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks before use.

Nutrition Facts
Fruit Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 104g 160%
Saturated Fat 62g 310%
Cholesterol 577mg 192%
Sodium 1545mg 64%
Potassium 842mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 307g 102%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 190g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 72.3%
Vitamin C 76.4%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 54.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.