Christmas Dried Fruitcake

"Simple Christmas fruitcake was originally printed in The Finnish Cookbook."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 cake




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

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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]


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