Making Christmas Fruitcake Recipe Video

Step by step demonstration of making delicious fruitcake for Christmas


Cooking Time2 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings12
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Pecans1⁄2 Pound
 Walnuts1⁄2 Pound
 Dark raisin1 Pound
 Candied pineapple1⁄2 Pound
 Dried apricot1⁄2 Pound
 Pitted date1 Pound
 Golden raisins1⁄2 Pound
 Dried bing cherries1⁄2 Pound
 Dried cranberries1⁄4 Pound
 French brandy1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Honey1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter11 Tablespoon
 Flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Ground clove3⁄8 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg5⁄8 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda3⁄8 Teaspoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cream of tartar5⁄8 Teaspoon
 Sugar5⁄8 Cup (10 tbs)
 Vanilla extract3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Lemon extract3⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 976 Calories from Fat 328

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.4%

Saturated Fat 9.6 g47.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.6 mg

Sodium 194.5 mg8.1%

Total Carbohydrates 158 g52.7%

Dietary Fiber 12.3 g49.4%

Sugars 115.8 g

Protein 11 g22.4%

Vitamin A 22.3% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 10.7% Iron 22.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Farenheit.
2.Chop the dried fruits.
3.Mix the dried fruits and nuts together.
4.Pour in the brandy and the honey and mix together.Marinate the fruit and nut mixture for 24 hours.
5.Butter brown paper on both sides and line pan with it.
6.Separate eggs into yolk and whites.
7.Sift flour and add cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon into it.
8.Beat egg whites with the cream of tartar.
9.Next beat egg yolks.
10.Cream the butter with the sugar.
11.Add the honey and the vanilla extract and the lemon extract in it.
12.Next goes in the beaten egg yolks.
13.Fold in the beaten egg whites.
14.Add the sifted flour and spice mixture.
15.Mix in with the marinated fruit and nut mixture.
16.Spoon in the batter in the lined baking pan.
17.Bake 2 cakes at 275 degrees Farenheit for 2 1/2 hours.

18.Drizzle with brandy.

Wrap in plastic and store in tins 3 weeks before Christmas and drizzle with brandy each week.