Boiled Fruit Cake

Boiled Christmas Fruit Cake

Merry Christmas Dear Friends………..This is a simple fruit cake recipe that does not require soaking the fruits in alcohol. This recipe is from JoyOfBaking . I have included shahi jeera powder(black cumin seed powder) to it that gives it the taste of an Indian fruit cake. Simply grind the black cumin into a fine powder and use just 1/2 tsp for this recipe. The baked cake tasted better when it is wrapped in plastic wrap and consumed on the third day of baking.


  • Light brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – 4 tbsps
  • Ground cinnamon – 1 tsp
  • Ground cloves – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground ginger – 1 tsp
  • Ground black cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Raisins – 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Candied and Chopped mixed peel – 1 cup
  • Maraschino cherries – 10
  • Large Eggs – 2, lightly beaten
  • All purpose flour – 1 + 1/2 cups
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp


  • Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the loaf pan and let the parchment paper overhang from the long side of the loaf pan.
  • Butter the parchment paper.
  • Mix light brown sugar, water, butter,spices, raisins, cherries and candied peels in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cook down to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add the beaten eggs into the fruit mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the salt, flour,baking soda and vanilla extract.
  • Pour this mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack.
  • When it cools down completely, wrap the cake using plastic wrap and let it rest on the counter for 2 days.

4 thoughts on “Boiled Fruit Cake

  1. umamithun says:

    You can bake the cake two days before Christmas and then you can refrigerate can microwave the cake before serving.

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