Christmas Wreath Cake

Christmas Wreath Cake


"A really good fruit cake recipe, one you can eat the same day you make it; it's even better if you let sit for awhile."


3 h 30 m servings 413 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 62g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a tube pan with 2 layers of brown paper or parchment, and grease well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins, dates, cherries, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut. Stir until all fruit is coated.
  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter with the white sugar. Add lemon rind, lemon juice, and eggs; mix well. Stir in fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 2 hours or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You may substitute pecans or almonds for the walnuts, or use mixed chopped nuts.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I tried this fruitcake in the last minute before Xmas. I substituted the sugar with rum-flavoured brown sugar and the result was fantastic. I baked two loaves and they disappeared within a day! ...

This is the first fruit cake that I have ever baked. I know it is not Christmas, but I love fruit cake and this was the only recipe that I could find that did not have brandy or rum in it and i...

I am NOT a cook having to learn after my wife's death. But this recipe was easy to follow and it was FANTASTIC. It tasted like the fruit cake I have always eaten growing up.

The best easy fruitcake recipe. Last year I had to make this cake three times before Christmas because we love it so much. I've already today baked one today as my hubby requested it for Than...

Used whole wheat flour and added 1/2 cup of milk. Simply amazing!

This is the first fruit cake I have ever is wonderful! Very simple, and simply delicious.

delicious! Even a non-fruitcake eater would like this. I agree that this is best after it has set a day or two to make it moist. I subbed the lemon with an orange instead. added the zest of one...

I have never made fruitcake before so I followed the directions EXACTLY. The cake was dry and crumbly. I cooked it for two hours per the instructions and it was way toooo long. I was very disapp...

My whole family loved it. I added a bit milk and chopped prunes. Thank you for sharing the recipe ;)