Fruit Cake

Back in India, I remember having fruit cakes on special occasions. Usually store bought and gone in minutes after opening the pack. I still have vivid memories of those special times when my family enjoyed this sweet treat. Baking was not that popular in India at that time and hence we never tried making one at home.
I had my mind set on Fruit Cake this holiday season. I twisted my own Vanilla Orange cake recipe I have been using for many years. The Fruit Cake from that recipe with a few deletions and additions turned out nice and flavorful. Fill your home with Christmas spirit with this sweet smelling and colorful Fruit Cake, no icing needed.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 50-60 minutes
Serves : 10 people
Course: Desserts
⅓ cup canola oil
¾ cup Brown Sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated Orange zest
1 ¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup Candied Fruit
½ cup Raisins
¼ Cup chopped walnuts



  • Preheat oven to 325 F and grease a 9 by 5 inch bread baking pan. You can also use a 9 by 2 inch round pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, including fruit and nuts. Keep aside.
  • Beat sugar and oil in a different bowl until smooth. Add vanilla and orange zest. Add one egg at a time to this wet mixture. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the wet egg-sugar-oil mix into the dry ingredients, mixing gently. Mix enough to get a smooth batter. Again, do not over mix. Pour it in the baking pan and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out dry.
  • Cool and enjoy with your favorite beverage.





  1. nota fan of fruit cakes, but this one might be the game changer! 🙂

  2. thanx for sharing these tips, i hope i try n get it well…

    greetings from leXHansplaCE

  3. now this is some lovely vake, hope i learn and try it perfectly too…

    greetings from leXHansplaCE

  4. Never have been a fan of fruit cake, but seems like a simple recipe to follow!

  5. Looks delicious and perfect for the holidays!

  6. Sounds like a delicious fruit cake recipe! I’m not a big fan, but I think you have a really easy to follow recipe here! 🙂 -Cianna (

  7. It looks moist. I should surprise the family with it! Much better than store bought!

  8. I’ve never actually had a proper fruitcake! My dad loves it though, might try using this recipe to make it while I’m home!

  9. I love fruit cake! And this easy version certainly appeals to me lol 🙂 How is the consistency? A lot of fruit cake recipes come out a little hard.

  10. This fruit cake looks so delicious and moist I might actually have to try this out! I feel like whenever I see fruit cake it is always so dry & a brick. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Merry Christmas!

  11. I dont generally do fruitcake but this sounds delicious! Might have to give this a whirl over the holidays!

  12. Wow! Look super easy!

  13. This looks delish!! I have to try this recipe!

  14. This looks very yummy. I might have to give this a try sometime!

  15. Believe it or not, I’ve never tried a fruit cake before! Your recipe sounds delicious though and I may just have to give it a try 😉

    xo – Michelle

  16. That looks lovely! It is quite popular in Canada as well! Merry Christmas!:)

  17. This may actually sound delicious and I usually don’t do fruit cake

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