Christmas Dried Fruitcake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Simple Christmas fruitcake was originally printed in The Finnish Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dust the fruit with the 1 Tablespoon of flour to make it easier to combine with the cake batter.
  2. Cream the butter/margarine with the sugar until light and lemon colored.
  3. Add the eggs and beat until thick.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Mix into batter, and then stir in the orange peel and the dried fruit.
  6. Turn into a well-greased loaf pan (5"x9").
  7. Bake in 350-degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Most Helpful

i can honestly say that this is the best fruitcake i have ever tasted! it slices up beautifully, and tastes delicious with minimum effort. thanks ellie, this is a keeper

chia January 10, 2004

Lovely light fruitcake for all year round, not just December. I used diced prunes and dried cherries. looked pretty and sliced well . Made for ZWT 9.

katew August 06, 2013

I usually include considerably more fruit in my fruitcakes, but know that some people like it a bit less fruity, I decided to make this to include on the table tomorrow! And, my initial taste testing tells me that it will be much appreciated by some guests, I know! Rather than pick & choose the fruits that I used, I did just finely chop a mixed bag, & the cake turned out beautifully! Many thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike December 24, 2010