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Easy Fruitcake Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Easy Fruitcake Recipe
An easy, semi-homemade  fruitcake recipe with apricot brandy and chopped candied fruits and spice cake mix.


  • 1 package spice cake mix (2 layer size)
  • 1 package (3 3/4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup Apricot brandy
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Glaze, optional
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons apricot brandy


In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, apricot nectar, 1/4 cup apricot brandy, and vegetable oil. Beat on medium speed until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Fold in the chopped fruits and nuts. Turn batter into a generously greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. BAke at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes for 50 to 55 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan then remove to a rack to cool thoroughly. For best flavor, wrap and store in refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.

Combine 2 to 3 tablespoons of apricot brandy with 1 cup confectioners' sugar; drizzle over fruitcake before serving, if desired.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Great Fruit Cake to share with other., Member janandcharlie

I don't like fruit cake but my husband loves it. I gave little fruit cakes to close friends who do not like fruit cake and they also like this recipe. This is an easy recipe to make. Great for substituting. I couldn't find Apricot nectar so I used Peach nectar. I didn't have dates so I used a large container of candied fruit. The glaze is very good on the cake. Recipe is expensive to make. Try to buy ingredients on sale. I will be making this recipe again.

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