Christmas Wreath Traditional Fruitcake Recipe

(You can take out anything like the dates or fruits and replace them with equal amounts of something you prefer.)


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1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup red and green cherries
3/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
3/4 cup candied pineapple, diced
1/2 cup coconut
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
4 eggs
2 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Grease one tube pan.
  3. Line with parchment paper.
  4. Grease the parchment paper.
  5. Mix first 8 ingredients.
  6. In separate bowl cream butter, sugar and add lemon zest, eggs and lemon juice.
  7. Mix into flour mixture.
  8. Bake for 2 hours.

This fruitcake can be served right away, but is better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for several days to a week to allow the flavors to meld.