Orange Dried-Fruit Fruitcake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Annacia

Orange-flavored cake partners perfectly with the delicious dried apricots and cherries in this fruitcake.

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Well Im always on the lookout for a good fruitcake recipe, this one caught my eye because of the apple juice and corn syrup addition, I did a small amount of adjustments to this cake, I increased the butter to 1/2 cup and also added in 1/2 cup applesauce for extra moistness a tip I from years ago for fruitcakes, I also did include the apple juice, I also evened up all dried fruit amounts to 1 cup, but left the nuts at 1/2 cup, I did sneak a taste of the baked cake which at that point tasted wonderful, I plan on allowing it to soak brandy for 2 weeks and after that time I will most likey update my review, thank you for sharing hon!...Kitten

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and lightly flour an 8-inch fluted tube mold or, grease an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; line pan with parchment paper, grease paper and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the brown sugar; beat until mixture is combined.
  5. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on medium speed until combined (batter may appear curdled).
  6. Combine orange peel, juice, corn syrup, and vanilla.
  7. Add flour mixture and juice mixture alternately to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
  8. Combine fruits and nuts and fold into batter, spread into prepared pan.
  9. Bake in a 300 degree F oven about 1 hour in tube pan, about 1-1/2 hours in loaf pan, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  10. If necessary, cover cake with foil the last 15 to 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning.
  11. Cool cake in tube pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly on rack. Or, thoroughly cool the cake in loaf pan on wire rack; remove from pan.
  13. Wrap cake in brandy- or juice- moistened 100-percent cotton cheesecloth.
  14. Wrap in foil.
  15. Store in refrigerator 2 to 8 weeks; remoisten cheesecloth about once a week or as needed.
  16. If desired, sprinkle with pearl sugar and garnish with orange-peel curls before slicing.

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