Christmas Wreath Cake


A really good fruit cake recipe, one you can eat the same day you make it; it's even better if you let sit for awhile.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
1 tube cake


  • 1 ½ cups raisins

  • 1 cup red and green candied cherries

  • ¾ cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • ¾ cup candied pineapple, diced

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup flaked coconut

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a tube pan with 2 layers of brown paper or parchment, and grease well.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins, dates, cherries, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut. Stir until all fruit is coated.

  3. In another large bowl, cream the butter with the white sugar. Add lemon rind, lemon juice, and eggs; mix well. Stir in fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake for 2 hours or until a tester comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute pecans or almonds for the walnuts, or use mixed chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
17g Fat
62g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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