Christmas Fruit Cake with fruits soaked in RUM|| The classic version|| step by step to perfect fruit cake

Throughout the year we like to different varieties of cake,but when the Christmas comes eating a Christmas fruit cake is a tradition.

This is the recipe where we’re going to bake the fruit cake with fruit soaked in Rum. Traditionally,the fruits can be soaked 1 month prior baking the cake. But we have soaked it around 10 days before.

If you like you can also soak nuts with it,but I like to soak my fruits separately and then add nuts while baking.

Let’s bake Christmas Fruit Cake with fruits soaked in Rum…in my style ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Type- Cake

Preparation time- soak fruits for a minimum of 10-15 days + preparing the cake batter will take 20-25 minutes

Cooking time- 2 1/2 hours -3 hours


  • For a 4 lb or 2 kg cake we need around 1 3/4th cup all purpose flour or 275 gm all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 th cup of softened butter ๐Ÿงˆ
  • 1 3/4th cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • Dry fruits -30 gm cashew+20 gm pistachios+40 gm almond+20 gm walnuts
  • 40 gm of almond powder(it keeps our cake moist)
  • 1/4th cup orange juice or 2 tbs fresh orange zest
  • For the spice- 1 cinnamon stick+6-7 cloves and 1/4 tsp nutmeg or jaiphol powder
  • 2 tbs orange juice or 1 tbs freshly grated orange peel
  • Our soaked fruits

For feeding the cake:

  • 1/4 th cup orange juice
  • Drained Rum if remaining or add fresh 1/4th cup rum


  • In a bowl first whisk 1 1/2 cup softened butter until pale and fluffy
  • Now add 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar and whisk to cream the butter
  • Add 1 egg at a time and whisk to incorporate
  • We added 5 eggs in total
  • Add 1/4ty cup orange juice or 2 tbs orange zest
  • Now add sifted flour 1 1/2 cup with our spice mix
  • Fold with your laddle
  • Now add the nuts and mix
  • Drain your soaked fruits to remove excess juice if any left
  • Add your fruits now and mix
  • Mix everything
  • Pour it in a greased baking tray
  • This cake is a solid came,not much of a fluffy type
  • Preheat your oven to 310F and bake your cake for around 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Check in between,it might take a bit more time or a bit less it depends on the oven too,insert a toothpick if it comes clean then you are good to go
  • When the cake is still warm, poke whole and feed the cake (for feeding mix 1/4th cup orange juice + any excess juice left after draining)
  • Let it cool completely and the take it out

How can you keep the cake fresh a d flavorful for days?

  • After cutting and enjoying the cake,wrap it up completely with cling film tightly
  • The double wrap it with aluminum foil
  • Keep it in a dry place

We’ve added a step by step video of the recipe in our YouTube channel ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

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