Merry Christmas Cake

by Joanne on December 24, 2010





Holiday Fruitcake

Makes 1 Bundt Style Christmas Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS lemon extract
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 TBS orange zest
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup mixed candied fruit (cherries, dried pineapple)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans)
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup Cream Sherry

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour bottom and sides of a 12 cup Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder.

In a small bowl, mix the oil, vanilla, lemon, ginger, orange, eggs, milk, water.

Stir the wet into the dry.   Fold in the candied fruit, nuts, dates, raisins.

Fold the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 70 –80 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

Allow to cool then turn out of the pan on to foil.  When completely cool, pour half a cup of Cream sherry over cake. Allow it to absorb. Wrap cake for 5 days. Pour another half cup of liquor on cake. Wrap until ready to ice.   ENJOY and  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Cake 2009





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  • At 2010.12.25 12:27, Monet said:

    Hi Joanne! This is just precious. I love the the kissing santa! Thank you for sharing. I wish you the Merriest Christmas. Thank you for always infusing my days with such great eats, sweet words and thoughtful comments….I’m thankful for you!

    • At 2010.12.25 22:52, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

      That’s so sweet! Merry Christmas marathon superstar!

      • At 2010.12.26 08:53, Heather said:

        How cute is this??!! Love. 🙂
        Hope you and your family had a beautiful holiday. Merry Christmas!

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