Sunday, June 12, 2016


Buttery Light Fruit Cake Recipe @

No festive season is complete without fruit cake.  There were so many different ways to make one. But I always prefer the one with less fruit like this  Light Fruit Cake.  This Buttery Light Fruit Cake will cut down the time you soak the dry fruit.  Soak the fruit in orange juice, microwave for a minute to plump them then leave to cool.

If you mix your own dry fruits, you need to add  candied red and green cherries to the batter.   It would look prettier with those.  I used store bought mixed fruit that include both cherries.

The sweetness was just right,  adding more sugar isn't necessary.   We get natural sugar from the dry fruits.

This Buttery Light Fruit Cake is so simple to make yet tastes awesome.  I used this recipe successfully to get a quick festive treat. If desired, decorate with additional candied fruits and nuts.

Buttery Light Fruit Cake Recipe @

Yield  :  10 servings

1.5 cups  plain flour
125 g (1 stick) softened butter
1 cup  dry fruit mix
50 g (1/4 cup) red & green  candied cherries
100 g  (1/2 cup) white sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp salt
2  eggs


Soak dry fruit mix  in orange juice.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Leave to cool.

Sift flour and baking powder.  Preheat oven @ 170 C and grease 9 in  round cake pan.

Beat butter and sugar until light and  creamy.  Add in salt.

Add one egg at a time, beating  well  after each addition.

Mix in flour little by little,  stir until well mixed.

Add in  fruit mix together with orange juice, stir.  Spoon mixture into cake pan,  level top with spatula.  .

Bake for  45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Sit in pan for 20 minutes before transferring onto rack to cool.

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Anu Yalo said...

Looks very tasty!!

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

I just love fruit cakes!

Edye Nicole said...

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

My mom loves fruitcake, what a delicious surprise this would be. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

Motions and Emotions said...

colorful fruity cake...

Pooja Mahimkar said...

This looks so yum!

Winnie said...

These slices look so inviting :)
I love fruit cakes, and with butter - definitely my kind of cake

Sneh Asnani said...

This is exactly the recipe i was looking for!! Planning to bake a Fruit cake this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing

Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

that looks delicious and light with lovely fruit pieces #TheRealCraftyLinkParty

Jess said...

Well this sounds tasty! YUM!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Kushigalu said...

I want a slice right now. Looks so beautiful and YUMMY :-)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

This cake looks great and thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Anu Yalo said...

Looks soft and yummy!!

Teresa B said...

Sounds delicious, thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!

Anupam Joseph said...

This is how we make our Christmas cake and its yum!!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Whoa!...this looks so yumm - light and nice . Would be a great accompaniment with tea.

Sneh Asnani said...

This is delicious.. did i tell you that i tried the banana cake recipe you had shared this weekend.. and it was yummy!! Keep writing..

Cristina said...

It looks so delicious! I love the ingredient combinations!

Jenny@Cookiescoffeeandcrafts said...

This looks delicious. I've never made fruit cake, but my Grandma always did. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Lee MacArthur said...

This looks better than the fruitcake my grandmother used to make. Her's could sink a boat. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Now, this is a nice spin on fruit cake. I love how light and fluffy it looks. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. --Jennifer

Roseann Hampton said...

This looks like it would be great with coffee! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

Dee | said...

Thanks so much for linking up your fruitcake recipe post at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 42!

Dee | said...

Thanks so much for linking up your fruitcake recipe post at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Shared.

Veronica Lee said...

Yummm! That looks delish and light!!!

Happy Thursday!

Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 42

Miz Helen said...

Looks delicious! Hope you had a great Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,516. We hope to see you back here again soon!
Miz Helen

Pam said...

Yum, that looks delicious! I've featured it at the TFT party. :)

Dee | said...

Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 7 for Dessert Recipes. Shared.

Villrose said...

Fruit cake is must have for Christmas!
I always bake a dark one, and ar looking for a good light one. May be I will try this.

NCSue said...

That certainly looks good! I have a fruitcake that's a bit over a year old, made it for my husband who liked them (and I don't). Now that he's gone, I'm not sure what to do with it! It's so loaded with rum that I doubt it's capable of growing bacteria, but I'm alarmed at the thought of opening the package.


Thanks for sharing at

Carol Benton said...

Looks like a delicious cake for the holidays. Pinned!
Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 42.