17 December 2013

White Fruitcake Dusted With Powdered Sugar

Every year my Mom would make fruitcakes and carrot pudding to 

serve on Christmas Day.  I am here to share the news that fruitcake 

has gotten a bad rap and our family some of our family really enjoys 


Okay, I may have added a few chocolate chips, some coconut, a few

pecans and less citron.  But by all standards it is still a fruitcake, 

that's my story and I am sticking to it.

This recipe has a super batter and reminds me of a simple Christmas

sweet bread, it especially tasty served with coffee and as you can see

I garnished this cake with some Christmas candy too.

I think part of the reason that fruitcakes get a bad rap is because of

their appearance, so instead of the usual loaf pan size I gave my an

updated look by baking them in 1 cup ramekins.  Be honest, 

wouldn't you sort of like a nibble?

Here is the recipe, it really is tasty, the batter is just plain good.  As 

always, the recipe is printable.

Fruitcake Ingredients~

1/4 lb diced orange peel
1/2 lb cherry pineapple mix
1 cup coconut
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups butter at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk

To Make The fruitcakes~

Preheat oven to 325 degrees spray 10-1 cup ramekins with bakers joy.

Place them on baking sheets with 1 inch space between them, set aside to be used later.

1.  In a large bowl combine dried fruits with 1/2 cup of the flour so that fruits are all coated with the flour-set aside.

2.  In a separate bowl sift the rest of the flour and baking powder together and set aside.

3.  Using a standing mixer cream softened butter and sugar together.

4.  Add eggs one at a time beating well after all eggs are added add vanilla.

5.   Add flour and baking powder mixture alternating with buttermilk.

6.  When the batter is well mixed fold in floured coated fruits, pecans, coconut and chocolate chips.

7.  Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins, fill 3/4 full.

8.  Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.

9.  Cool on rack 10 minutes. Unmold.

When completely cool dust these darling with powdered sugar, add 

some white chocolate shavings a few candies and serve with a good 

cup of Holiday Cheer.

Thank you Sandie for this "Fruitcake!"

Please Join Me~

A Stroll Thru Life

Cozy Little House

The Dedicated House

This Gal Cooks


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Oh this looks yummy, Jemma. I'm going to pin the recipe because I really like the ingredients in your fruitcake.

  2. Hey girl - now that looks like a fantastic fruitcake - just the way I like it! YUMMY! sandie

  3. Looks delicious - I find the traditional Christmas cake too rich. Love the cartoon too - very funny! XX

  4. Good Morning Jemma,
    You know, many people don't like fruitcake, but for some reason, I love it! And your white fruit cake looks so good - I wish I had a piece to go with my coffee this morning. I think the powdered sugar makes it. How nice that your mom would make fruitcakes every Christmas. All these family traditions........I love reading about them lately.

    Have a merry week, Jemma.


  5. Just a NIBBLE? No way, no can do, it's gotta be a big bite, (or a few!), from the looks of this very pretty and powdered fruitcake! Love how you tweaked it and so I'm going to give it a try, as I have to confess, I don't like traditional English fruitcake, just the thought of all those days, soaking in all that liquor, and getting just a little too sticky and gluey for my tastes...uh-uh.

    Thanks for sharing, Jemma!


  6. I have always liked fruitcake. And yours looks amazing! I would try it in a heartbeat. I need to bookmark your recipe because I want to try it.

  7. Last year I did a post about how much I miss my mum's fruitcake. This year a friend has sent me some, so I'm not without. I like fruitcake very much - a cup of tea in late afternoon and a little slice of Christmas Cake and I'm in heaven.

  8. Oh, Jemma, I agree 100%. I adore good fruitcake and this is the first year I'm not baking one in 40 years or more. I had a post on one last December. Your's sound and look delicious served in small cakes. Darn it, I miss the smell of one baking. I may have to make one next year.

  9. It's so pretty and it sounds delicious. I like fruitcake. I made one for the first time last year and I think I let it bake too long because the fruit tasted burnt. I'm always willing to try again, though, and your recipe sounds great, so thank you for sharing it. :)

  10. I am not a fan of fruitcake, but I must say, that looks delicious! Merry Christmas!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  11. My mom would wag a finger at you --- being a traditional fruitcake lady --- but I bet yours tastes better than hers. I never said or commented that. xo

    Happy Holidays Jemma!

  12. Ok, maybe I'm an oddball, but I've always loved fruitcake and Christmas pudding. My mom always made huge cakes & puddings and would split them up between us all. Your tweaked recipe does sound good. White chocolate chips sounds like a good addition! So yes please, save a piece for me ;) Wendy x

  13. Yours looks and sounds delicious! Chocolate chips, how decadent!
    Love the cartoon, so cute!

  14. A nibble? No way! Gimme the whole thing!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas x

  15. teehee...Gotta love that last image. I've actually had some very good fruit cake and this recipe sounds yummy. Poor guy has such a bad rap.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Jemma.

  16. I hope you-all had a very Merry Christmas and will have a very happy, happy, happy New Year!


Thank you so much for visiting me, I always enjoy hearing from you, your comments make my day!

Beautiful Blogs