Monday, December 3, 2018

Holiday White Fruitcake

This recipe is special folks! And yep, it does get my 'darn good' label. I love that this Holiday White Fruitcake is lighter in both color and flavor than it's traditional cousins. The pretty colored fruit really stands out (note to self: buy green cherries!) and I think you could use any fruit that sounds good. Maybe add some dried apricots or pineapple? Have candied orange peel? (Note to self #2: make candied orange peel!) Don't hesitate to try this recipe if you want a sweet, flavorful, dense, chewy, ~really good~ cake to enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or tea:@)
It won't rise much, so don't be surprised by that.
I cut the recipe into 1/4 for a test batch and used 1 egg plus about 1 Tblsp bourbon (rum or Grand Mariner would be good too:@)
My cherries were only cut in half so there would be nice big red pieces.

Holiday White Fruitcake-from Taste of Home
8 oz mixed candied fruit-I used candied cherries from Dollar Tree and added some dried cranberries
1 1/4 C golden raisins
1 C chopped walnuts, toasted
3 C A/P flour, divided
2 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
6 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Spray four 9x5 pans, line bottom of pans with parchment paper, spray paper.
  2. Toss candied fruit, raisins and walnuts with 1/2 C flour, set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each.
  4. Mix in flour.
  5. Fold in fruit and nuts.
  6. Carefully spread into pans, batter will be very thick.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.


  1. Love this simpler version of fruitcake! Your idea of red and green candied cherries would be so festive!!

  2. I haven't had fruitcake since my sweet Mother In Law last made some. She is gone now and I wish I had her recipe. This does look good and simple.

  3. I love your blog, so many good ideas and yummy things.

  4. This fruit cake sounds good. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J

  5. I love fruitcake, Lynn, and this looks like a very simple one that looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I like that you can find candied cherries at the Dollar Store.

  6. I've never made a fruit cake but always enjoy it. This looks delicious!

  7. I'm a fruitcake lover Lynn! This sounds delicious. Thanks for the tip to look for candied cherries at Dollar Tree :)

  8. Looks good although I've never heard of white fruitcake. Most people I know don't like it, period, but I always have to have a bite of it for Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #AThemedLinkup 35 for Christmas Recipes, open until December 7 at 12:05 am.


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