My Family Fruitcake Recipe

Dec 14, 2015

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Every holiday season my family and I love to celebrate a tradition we always enjoyed growing up when we would visit India. The December holidays were always a time for us to get back because we would have a good amount of time off from school and the weather was always mild. Growing up my father always visited a special bakery in Bangalore (where my family is from) that makes a fruitcake he adores. They always serve it around the holidays so my mom tried to keep that tradition alive when they moved to America.

Now that I’m older I have tried to recreate the same thing at home even on the holidays we can’t spend with my parents. Fruitcake is something I think everyone loves even if they don’t know it! I always have family and friends try it and surprisingly can’t stop eating it.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory and could not pair any better with Starbucks Holiday Coffee. My family are huge coffee lovers – especially Starbucks Holiday Blend and it keeps us going over the holiday break. I personally love the Veranda blend because it’s a lighter roast so I always make sure to have it on hand – you can grab both at most retailers and I snagged mine at Jewel Osco.

This fruitcake is surprisingly easy to make unlike most and doesn’t take a ton of prep time. Let me know what holiday traditions you love celebrating and if you try out the recipe. Also, you can get a $5 Starbucks Card e-gift when you purchase 3 or more qualifying Starbucks products currently!

Happy holidays everyone and here’s to the last full week of work!


Fruitcake Recipe
The perfect holiday dessert!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
  1. 2 Cups Flour
  2. 1/2 Cup Butter
  3. 1 Cup Sugar
  4. 1 Cup Sour Cream
  5. 2 Cups Raisins
  6. 1 Cup Cranberries
  7. 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  8. 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  9. 1 Tsp Salt
  10. 1 Egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 9x11 loaf pan with parchment paper - along bottom & sides
  3. Toss all the nuts & cherries in flour (about 1/4 cup)
  4. Mix butter, sugar, egg & sour cream
  5. Add flour & salt to mixture and mix until even
  6. Layer into pan and cook in oven for 90 minutes
  7. Allow to cool before cutting
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  1. so cute!! I want to cozy up in PJs and do this! Next lady day?!

  2. Stephanie A says:

    looks yummy – love the sweater – where is it from??

  3. Cristi Motto Comes says:

    I love that you’ve re-created it at home. My Grandma always loved to make fruit cake but I’ve never tried myself. I might have to try yours, it looks pretty simple but delicious. #client

  4. Oops you’re adorable. Love that you’re sharing family recipes!

    Side notes: I love the sweater, too. I won’t allow myself to walk into Club Monaco because I fear I’d go broke. 😉 Haha!!


    Okay, bye, Boo.


    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  5. Also, loving all the disqusing going on. 😉

  6. Jenn Lake says:

    Thanks for sharing the family recipe! This looks delicious!