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How to Make Christmas Fruit & Nuts Rum Cake

Hello Foodies,

       Christmas is just a few days away and we need cranberry loaf, gingerbread, breakfast Cinnamon Rolls and a few cocktails/mocktails. But most of all we need moist and delicious fruit and nuts Christmas rum cake. 

I made this decadent Christmas cake filled with bittersweet chocolate. It’s rich, moist, and perfectly fudgy cake makes it just fancy enough for the holidays!

⁣This cake is perfectly spiced, and deliver the perfect texture and Christmas flavors. They are beyond festive for the holiday season!⁣ This Christmas rum cake is perfect for this week at any moment really.

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The Christmas cake is an English tradition and this cake is loaded with candied fruits, fruit peels, and dried fruits, which are macerated in Rum for 1-2 weeks. All the Christmas flavors in a Cake! Never been a big fan of fruit cakes, until I tried this one! This is my version of Christmas fruit cake, easy, peasy, and fruity. Give it a try!

Rum & Egg Substitutes:

  • Rum 75 ml: use 75 ml Orange Juice
  • 3 Eggs: ¾ Cup Yogurt/Buttermilk/Apple Sauce 


To Soak Dry Fruits, and Nuts in Rum:

  • 3 Tbsp Dates, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Hazelnuts, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Cashews, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp Almond, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Banana
  • 3 Tbsp Raisins
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Orange, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Crystallized Ginger, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Pecan, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ Cup Tutti Fruiti
  • 1 Tbsp Pistachios, sliced
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • 75 ml Dark Rum (To Make a non-alcoholic version of a fruit cake, use same quantity Orange Juice)

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour/Maida
  • ½ cup Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Ginger powder
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½  Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs 
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Soaked Fruits and Nuts
  • ¼ Cup chopped Dark Chocolate


To Soak Fruit and Nuts Mixture:

  • In a bowl combine all the dry nuts, fruits, and tutti-fruity.
  • In a mason jar add fruit mixture and pour rum.
  • Close the mason jar and shake the jar well.
  • Let the fruits and nuts soak in the rum for 2-15 days.

To Christmas Fruit Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 300 F and spray a 7” springform baking pan and 6” baking pan with baking spray or butter and flour.
  • In a bowl sieve dry ingredients(all-purpose flour, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg, and ginger powder together).
  • Sieve for 2-3 times and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whip the butter and sugar together for about 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of your bowl as needed, until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk well till sugar is almost dissolved and smooth(this will help lighten and aerate the cake).
  • Beat in the egg one by one.
  • Now add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and add orange juice and mix/fold all well.
  • Don’t over mix, mix enough to get a smooth batter.
  • Gently fold in the dry fruits and nuts mixture and dark chocolate, making sure to get them evenly distributed.
  • Bake at 300 F for 40-50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean(If you are using a 9” baking pan, then bake for 60-80 minutes).
  • Let the cake cool completely before slicing.
  • Unmold the cake and transfer it to a serving platter.
  • This fruit cake tastes best when served the next day.
  • The flavor and texture of the cake improve a lot at that time.

How to store:

  • Fruitcake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 months.

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Christmas Fruit Cake as a dessert.

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