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Delicious and Moist Fruit Cake for Christmas

How to Make a Delicious and Moist Fruit Cake for Christmas

This recipe is simple to follow, requiring only basic ingredients and minimal preparation time.
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Have you ever had a flavorful fruit cake for the holidays? My home-away-from-home is a baker and I can tell you from experience that fruit cake for Christmas gives one of the best feelings.

So if you are looking for a festive and flavorful treat this Christmas, then look no further than this classic Christmas fruit cake recipe! 

This recipe is simple to follow, requiring only basic ingredients and minimal preparation time. So, grab your apron and preheat the oven, because we are about to make a heavenly treat for you and your loved ones!

Ingredients for Your Delicious and Moist Fruit Cake

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  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, and cherries)

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans)

  • 1/4 cup brandy or rum (optional)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup softened butter

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup of milk

Let’s Begin Baking!

1. In a bowl, combine the chopped dried fruit, chopped nuts, and brandy or rum (if using). Cover and let soak overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch loaf pan to ensure your cake slides out effortlessly after baking.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

4. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

6. Fold in the soaked fruit and nuts.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before you turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Additional Tips for Making Your Delicious and Moist Fruit Cake

  • For an extra-moist fruit cake, brush the top with additional brandy or rum while the cake is still warm.

  • You can also add other ingredients to the cake batter, such as chopped candied fruit, chocolate chips, or spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • Use fresh and high-quality ingredients.

  • Don’t overmix the batter.

  • Let the cake cool completely before storing it.

  • You can store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

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