World’s Best Fruit Cake this classic fruit cake made with soaked unsweetened dried fruit. A festive, party, flavorful, and moist fruit cake to enjoy all holidays. This family recipe will make you a fruit cake convert. This is the best fruit cake in the world and the only fruit cake that I’ve ever loved and enjoyed.

Items Required

  • Powdered sugar1 cup
  • Chopped walnuts1 cup
  • Salt1 tsp
  • Chopped dates1 cup
  • Raisins2 cup
  • Egg1 large
  • Chopped glazed cherries 1/2 cup (can sub dried sweetened cranberries)
  • Baking soda1 tsp
  • All-purpose flour2 cup(divided into 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup)
  • Butter 1 / 2 cup
  • Sour cream1 cup
  • Grated rind of 1 orange


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F or 163°C. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with greased parchment paper or baking paper (cut to fit the pan)
  2. Mix baking soda and sour cream in a small bowl
  3. Mix in the nuts, dates, cherries, and raisins with 1/4cup of flour and toss to coat the fruit and nuts and set them aside
  4. Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg, then the orange rind, then the baking soda mix /sour cream.
  5. Mix fruit/nut mixture (step 3) with creamed ingredients (step 4) and mix them well to distribute the fruit and nuts evenly.
  6. Pour batter into a prepared 5×9-inch loaf pan to bake the fruit cake.
  7. Place the batter-filled pan into the preheated oven. Place a separate pan of water in the oven either on a rack underneath the fruitcake or beside it. (This will help with gentle cooking.)
  8. Bake at 325°F or 163°C for 1 and a half to 2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (water may need to be replenished during baking)
  9. Remove to a rack to cool for 5 min. Use the edges of the parchment paper to lift the cake out of the pan and let cool completely.
  10. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil to store.
  11. Optional: If you want, you can poke a few holes over the top of the cake and sprinkle (especially if you would like to store the fruit cake for a while).






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