Christmas Wreath Cake Recipe -
Christmas Wreath Cake Recipe
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Christmas Wreath Cake

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"A really good fruit cake recipe, one you can eat the same day you make it; it's even better if you let sit for awhile."

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Original recipe makes 1 tube cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a tube pan with 2 layers of brown paper or parchment, and grease well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins, dates, cherries, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut. Stir until all fruit is coated.
  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter with the white sugar. Add lemon rind, lemon juice, and eggs; mix well. Stir in fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 2 hours or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You may substitute pecans or almonds for the walnuts, or use mixed chopped nuts.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2003

I tried this fruitcake in the last minute before Xmas. I substituted the sugar with rum-flavoured brown sugar and the result was fantastic. I baked two loaves and they disappeared within a day! Thank you for this easy and tasty recipe! Niki from Hungary

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 25, 2013

I have never made fruitcake before so I followed the directions EXACTLY. The cake was dry and crumbly. I cooked it for two hours per the instructions and it was way toooo long. I was very disappointed. The batter was amazingly good. We loved the batter, so I will try making it again and cutting the time in half at least!


11 Ratings

Feb 03, 2003

This is the first fruit cake that I have ever baked. I know it is not Christmas, but I love fruit cake and this was the only recipe that I could find that did not have brandy or rum in it and it is the best. I can't stop eating it.

Jan 12, 2009

I am NOT a cook having to learn after my wife's death. But this recipe was easy to follow and it was FANTASTIC. It tasted like the fruit cake I have always eaten growing up.

Nov 24, 2008

The best easy fruitcake recipe. Last year I had to make this cake three times before Christmas because we love it so much. I've already today baked one today as my hubby requested it for Thanksgiving.

Mar 28, 2011

Used whole wheat flour and added 1/2 cup of milk. Simply amazing!

Jan 08, 2012

This is the first fruit cake I have ever is wonderful! Very simple, and simply delicious.

Dec 05, 2012

delicious! Even a non-fruitcake eater would like this. I agree that this is best after it has set a day or two to make it moist. I subbed the lemon with an orange instead. added the zest of one orange and 2 tsp juice. The butter really makes it so good. I toasted the nuts first for a nicer level of flavor. I don't think the parchment is necessary and wouldn't bother to use it again. Made this in 2 bread tins to give away and had 1 small mini loaf for myself:) the batter is more like dough but easy to work with.


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  • Calories
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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