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Christmas Baking: Fruitcake

Christmas Baking: Fruitcake

Tamara Novacoviç with yet another great Christmas baking idea. A very cute Christmas fruitcake.
By Tamara Novacoviç

This is another recipe from my Christmas series. I was never keen on fruitcakes, creamy cakes were my cup of tea. But I have gradually learned that a piece of fruitcake goes so well with a cup of tea, mulled wine and coffee. I started experimenting with flavors and different types of dried fruit.

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The smell of fruitcake is such a Christmas classic…lovely. You can play with dried fruits you have in your pantry. This time I added some sour cream to it, to make it moister. I added some honey as well, for that extra winter flavor.

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Christmas baking: Fruitcake
This is a cute and delicious Christmas classic.
Recipe Type: Dessert
  • 3 cups (400 g) flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp apricot marmalade
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • 3.3 oz (100 g) raisins
  • 3.3 oz (100 g) mixed dried fruit (I used currants and figs)
  • 3.3 oz (100 g) almonds, chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of ½ orange
  1. Whisk dry ingredients and combine with wet ingredients.
  2. Add currants, raisins, chopped almonds and chopped figs. Add orange and lemon zest.
  3. Preheat oven to 359 F (180 C).
  4. Bake in round cake pan covered with parchment paper or in bread loaf pan for 35 minutes (test with skewer).

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