Xmas Cake | Christmas Fruit Cake

Xmas fruit cake is a type of fruit cake served during Christmas all around the world. It is usually light or dark coloured, crumbly or moist kind of cake with lots of dried fruits and nuts.

I already have Christmas plum cake, low-fat Christmas cake, fruit & nut cake recipes on my blog and this time I made another version of the fruit cake which is vegan. The cake turned out super moist and very delicious.

Blogging Marathon#75 Week 4/Day 24
Sub Theme– Cakes
Dish– Xmas Cake
Country– India


Xmas Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A classic Indian style Christmas cake loaded with dried fruits soaked in fruit juice.

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 1/2 all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup candied fruit peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup water
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  1. Soak the raisins, sultanas, currants and candied peels in orange juice overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 °F and line a 8" cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. In another bowl add sugar and oil and whisk together for 2 minutes. Stir in orange and lemon zest.
  5. Add hot water to the sugar-oil mixture and stir in soaked fruits, mix well.
  6. Add the flours into the wet mixture and gently fold in all the ingredients.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the oven comes out clean.
  9. Cover the cake with aluminium foil at the end of baking.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and cool it on a wire rack.
  11. Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

The cake would taste more flavorful if the fruits were soaked a few days before making the cake.


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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

8 comments on “Xmas Cake | Christmas Fruit Cake”

  1. Sowmya :) says:

    very pretty looking cake, Sapana. Love your pics. Make me want to grab that slice from the screen

  2. Omg, wish i get that slice rite from you. How pretty the cake looks. Stunning texture of the cake Sapana, loving it.

  3. Love the use of orange juice for soaking the cake. Great idea and a great cake too.

  4. Same pinch !
    Love the shape of the cake , excellent flavours with orange and lemon zest .infact I am drooling over this cake .

  5. Harini R says:

    great idea of the orange juice soak.Beautiful looking cake

  6. Namratha says:

    The cake looks rich and moist, lovely clicks!

  7. Srivalli says:

    That fruit cake looks so sinful Sapana..love it!

  8. Pavani N says:

    That's a perfect Christmas cake Sapana — loaded with dry fruit and sooo festive.

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