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Bake This Delicious Eggless Fresh Fruit Cake for Christmas

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Nothing screams Christmas like the good old fresh fruit cake which is the iconic dessert we spot in almost every house during Christmas. Ever wondered how fresh fruit cake came into existence? It is believed that the Romans were the ones who first invented the traditional fresh fruit cake as a sort of energy bar to sustain their soldiers during the war.

 The mind-boggling shelf life of the fruit cake proves this theory right. The Romans called their fruit cake ‘satura’ and it was made using pine nuts, mashed barley, pomegranate seeds, raisins, honey, and wine.

Planning to go the traditional route and bake fresh fruit cake at your home this Christmas? Looking to make a moist and flavoursome Christmas fruitcake which has the perfect amount of crunch in every bite from the soaked dried fruits and nuts?

We have got you covered. Here is a quick and easy-to-follow mix fruit cake recipe that will help you whip up a sinful and decadent Christmas fruit cake which will make your guests swoon.


  • 2 ½ cups Aashirvaad Atta
  • ½ tsp Aashirvaad Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 1 ¼ Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 cups Dried Fruits
  • 1 cup Mixed Nuts
  • 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp All Spice Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Zest
  • 1 ¼ cups Milk
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Prep Time: 1d 15 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Servings: 1kg fruit cake


  • Cut dried fruits like blueberries, cranberries, figs, dates, candied cherries, candied oranges, apricots etc into small pieces and transfer them into a bowl.
  • Add fresh orange juice into this bowl and mix well.
  • Cover this bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • Take out the bowl from the refrigerator and remove the excess fruit juice with the help of a strainer.
  • Next, preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  • Now, line your baking tin with parchment paper and grease it generously with Aashirvaad ghee and dust with Aashirvaad Atta.
  • Roast the mixed nuts on a pan until they are crisp and let them cool down.
  • In a big bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and all spice powder and mix well.
  • Add the mixed nuts, soaked fruits and lemon zest and mix well.
  • To prepare buttermilk, mix milk and lemon juice and let it sit for at least 20 minutes.
  • Take another bowl and whisk together melted ghee, buttermilk and sugar.
  • Add this liquid mixture into your flour mix and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the baking tin carefully. Make sure that you don’t fill it to the brim.
  • Bake this Christmas cake for an hour and a half or until the cake is golden brown on top. A pro tip is to insert a toothpick in the centre of this Christmas cake and check if it comes out clean.
  • Once you remove the cake from the oven, let it cool down for 15 minutes before you remove it from the tin and transfer it to a cake keeper.


Whether you want to gift your loved ones a homemade cake basket this Christmas or are looking for a perfect sweet treat to pair with your evening cup of tea or coffee, fresh fruit cake is fit for all kinds of occasions.

So, when are you treating yourself and your loved ones to this Christmas fruitcake recipe?

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