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Easy Fruit Cake Recipe


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  • Author: Laura
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Description

This Easy Fruit Cake Recipe is just like what you grew up eating! It’s filled with nuts, spices, and is topped with a flavorful cream cheese icing that’s a show stopper.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, to taste
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup candied peel, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, to taste

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 package (4oz) cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 12 Tablespoons table cream, as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease and line a 9″ x 4″ loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.
  5. Add the warm water, milk, vanilla and eggs. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture, mix until combined, and then the remaining half. Do not overmix.
  7. Add in the candied peel and nuts, to taste.
  8. Fold the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. For the frosting, combine the cream cheese and powdered icing sugar for 2 minutes until smooth and light. Adjust the consistency with more powdered sugar or cream.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american
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