Dark Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time3 Hr 0 Min
Ready In3 Hr 25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings20
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Seedless raisins2 Pound
 Seeded raisins1 Pound
 Currants1 Pound
 Dates1 Pound, chopped
 Chopped candied mixed fruit1⁄2 Pound
 Candied cherries1⁄2 Pound, halved
 Blanched almonds1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
 Walnuts1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Butter1 Pound, softened
 Packed brown sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Grated lemon1
 Lemon1 , juiced
 All-purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Cream of tartar2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Mace1 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 852 Calories from Fat 268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.6%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g67.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 175.7 mg

Sodium 143.8 mg6%

Total Carbohydrates 144 g47.8%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.3%

Sugars 106.2 g

Protein 12 g24.4%

Vitamin A 14.7% Vitamin C 25.9%

Calcium 12.9% Iron 22.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine first 9 ingredients in large bowl.
Stir to coat.
Set aside.
Cream butter with both sugars.
Beat in eggs gradually.
Add remaining ingredients in order given.
Mix well.
Add fruit mixture.
Stir to mix.
Line 3 greased 9x5 inch (22 x 13 cm) loaf pans and 1 pan 4 x 8 inch (10 x 20 cm) with greased brown paper.
Spoon batter into pans.
Bake in 275°F (140°C) oven for about 3 hours.