Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Astra Kitchen via YouTube


If you haven’t decided on which sweet treats or cakes to serve on the table this Christmas, then make sure to include this yummy recipe by Astra Kitchen on YouTube, and you’ll surely love it. This cake is filled with delicious dried fruits and nuts and has the right kick of rum. Upon serving to the table, this cake will be gone in just a few minutes, it’s that delicious.



Cake Batter

  • eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Zest of an orange
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder


  • 1 cup dried fruits
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1¼ tbsp rum
  • ½ cup nuts


  • 1¼ cup dark chocolate
  • ½ cup hot cream, fat content 30%
  • ½ cup dried fruits
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut


Step 1

Put the dried fruits in a large mixing bowl, then pour hot water, and let them soak for about 10 minutes. After soaking, slice the dried fruits, then transfer them to a container, add the juice and rum, and then give them a good mix. Leave them for about 24 to 72 hours, then proceed to chop the nuts, and zest an orange over the sugar before proceeding to mix them together until combined. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, and sugar mixture, and whisk them together to combine. Add the vanilla extract, milk, and butter, then continue whisking until incorporated and well combined, and sift over the flour and baking powder.

Easy To Make Christmas Fruit Cake
Image credit: Astra Kitchen via YouTube


Step 2

Give them a good whisk before adding the dried fruits and nuts, then continue to mix until combined, and set it aside. Grease the baking pan or loaf pan and brush it with butter, then transfer the cake batter spreading it evenly, and let it bake in a preheated oven at 180°C or 350°F for about 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. In a mixing bowl, add the chocolate and hot cream, then stir them around until melted and incorporated, and spread it over the cooled cake. Top it with more dried fruits, then sprinkle some desiccated coconuts, serve, and enjoy!

How To Make Christmas Fruit Cake
Image credit: Astra Kitchen via YouTube


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Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

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