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Fruitcake is a popular loaf cake made of dried fruits, nuts and spices. It is often served during Christmas or the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword cake, cherries, fruit, raisins, walnuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 477kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 1 ¼ cups glace cherries , red and green, cut in halves
  • 1 cup walnuts , chopped


  • Pour the apple juice in a measuring cup and then add the raisins. Stir and let the raisins soak for 30 minutes.
  • Position the rack in the middle of the oven and then preheat the oven to 300 degree F. Grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until combined. Stir in the vanilla and sour cream. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add half of the flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir until blended. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until well mixed.
  • Add the soaked raisins (plus liquid), halved glace cherries and chopped walnuts. Stir until incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place the pan in the oven. Place a separate pan of water on a rack underneath or beside the fruit cake.
  • Bake for 2 hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake in pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg