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Christmas Fruit Cake Dark Rum Flavor

Christmas is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to soak up those fruits in preparation for this tasty fruit cake.


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  1. 2 tbsp chopped cherries
  2. 2 tbsp chopped dried mango
  3. ¼ cup cranberries
  4. 2 tbsp dried currants
  5. 2 tbsp candied citron
  6. ¼ cup dark rum
  7. 1 orange zest& juice
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  8. ¼ cup unsulfured molasses
  9. 2 tbsp milk
  10. ¼ cup chopped pecans
  11. ¼ cup dark rum divided


  1. loaf pan


  1. Soak all fruit ingredients in ¼ cup rum, juice and zest of 1 orange for 2 days, cover tightly and store in fridge. Prior to use, bring it to room temperature.
  2. In Ventray Stand mixer bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
  3. Add mixture into butter in 3 batches, alternating with molasses and milk
  4. Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts, scrape batter into prepped pan

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, line parchment paper for a loaf pan
  2. Bake for 40-45min, remove from oven to cool for 10 mins



You can substitute the fruits in this recipe with other ingredients such as raisin, dates etc
You can add other nuts you prefer, such as almond, walnut etc.
You can substitute rum with brandy or other alcohol you prefer as well.

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