Christmas Fruit Cake

Recipe from Lily Moore
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Cook time: 1 h. 30 min
Servings 15
Updated 15.12.2022
Christmas isn't complete without this classic fruit cake on the table. Full of dried fruit and applesauce, this Christmas cake recipe will quickly become a family tradition.


  • Milk (3.5% fat)
    9 fl. oz.
  • Raisins
    1,7 oz.
  • Wheat flour type 1050
    17,6 oz.
  • Butter at room temperature
    7,1 oz.
  • Medjool dates
    15 pcs.
  • Egg
    3,9 pcs.
  • Organic lemon zest
    0,9 oz.
  • Dried cherries
    1,1 oz.
  • Baking powder
    0,9 oz.
  • Apple sauce (without sugar)
    7,1 oz.
  • Dried figs
    1,7 oz.
  • Butter
    0,9 tsp.
  • Dried apricots
    1,7 oz.
  • Powdered sugar
    to taste
  • Salt
    to taste

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    653 kcal

  • Protein

    8 g

  • Fat

    21 g

  • Carbohydrates

    115 g


  • Pour the dates with water and leave for 12 hours. The next day, drain the water and puree the dates. Rinse the lemon with hot water, grate the zest and squeeze the juice. Cut the raisins and dried fruits into small cubes and soak in warm water with lemon juice.

  • Whip the butter until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and continue beating. Combine the applesauce with the date puree and add to the butter mixture. Combine the flour with the baking powder, a pinch of salt and gradually stir into the milk mixture to make a smooth dough. Squeeze the soaked fruits and add to the dough along with the lemon zest.

  • Grease your baking dish with the butter and fill with the dough. Bake in a preheated oven at 356°F for 50-60 minutes until golden (check with a stick). Remove the baked cake from the dish and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Serve sprinkled with the powdered sugar.


  • Instead of the powdered sugar, you can cover the cake with white chocolate icing: melt a bar of white chocolate using a water bath. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of milk and 6.17 oz. of powdered sugar. When the chocolate has melted, add the sugar mixture to it and stir until smooth. Spread the still warm icing over the completely cooled cake.

Bon Appetit!

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