Soaking Dried Fruit for cake

5 from 3 votes

Soaking dried fruit for Cake is best done 6-7 weeks prior to making the cake. But even if you late; fret not! soak them just for a few days and bake an awesome cake. Learn how to soak fruits at home in just 20 minutes to make the best Christmas fruit cake

Soaked fruits and nuts for christmas cake.
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Christmas? Now? Early? You must be wondering why am I talking about Christmas right now!

But trust me, this is the right time for soaking fruits for Christmas Cake, so that they absorb all the booze and flavors and your cake is a notch higher than the regular cakes.

It’s best to soak your fruits at least 6-7 weeks prior to the making of the cake. I usually soak mine around November. But I’ve sometimes done it as close as 2 weeks to 10 days earlier. The sooner the better, but hey! it’s Christmas; so let’s make most of it without any worry.

it’s never too early to soak your fruits. You can actually keep the jar in the refrigerator for up to a year. So go ahead and chop yours. And once they are all boozy and ready, do not forget to bake a Christmas Fruit Cake using these.

Along with these fruits, I even make Ginger Candy, Candied Orange Peel so that our Christmas becomes as sweet and pleasant as these candied/soaked fruits.

Making these sweets is really easy and they would come handy while making different bakes/cakes for Christmas. So, here is How to soak fruits for Christmas Cake:

Step by Step Recipe

Chop all your dried fruits in small pieces

Fruits and nuts chopped.

Add them to a air tight glass jar

Chopped fruits added in a glass jar.

Add rum, brandy, brown sugar, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and clove powder in the glass jar.

Rum, brandy and dry spices added in the jar.

Mix it well, close and refrigerate the jar

Soaked fruits for christmas fruit cake.
Soaking fruits for Christmas Cake is best done 6-7 weeks prior to making the cake. Learn how to soak fruits at home to make the best christmas fruit cake. 
5 from 3 votes

How to soak fruits for Christmas Cake

Soaking fruits for Christmas Cake is best done 6-7 weeks prior to making the cake. Learn how to soak fruits at home to make the best christmas fruit cake. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cakes

Ingredients 

  • 50 g Walnuts
  • 50 g Raisins
  • 100 g Dates
  • 30 g Candied ginger
  • 30 g Candied orange peel
  • 50 g Black currents
  • 50 g Almonds
  • 50 g Cashew nuts
  • 50 g Candied cherries
  • 50 g Dried figs
  • 2 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 2 cups Dark rum
  • 1 cup Brandy
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg powder
  • ½ teaspoon Clove powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Instructions 

  • Chop all the dry fruits in to small pieces.
  • Add them in a glass jar.
  • Add rum, brandy, brown sugar, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and clove powder in the glass jar.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover the jar and refrigerate.
  • You can use these fruits for up to an year.

Notes

If you don’t have any specific dry fruit, you can skip adding it. But make sure to replace the amount with some other ingredient.

Nutrition

Calories: 1779kcal, Carbohydrates: 145g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 1156mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 94g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 5mg
Like this recipe? Rate and comment below!
5 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




9 Comments

  1. Hi. Thank you for sharing the ingredients and soaking process. Sounds very interesting.

    Have a query – how many kgs Christmas cake can be made with these measures? Thank you.

  2. I found your blog while searching for advice on how to soak fruits. I usually buy a big bag of pre-soaked fruits but they re out of stock so this has been very helpful, especially your last minute option. Thanks. Really glad I found your blog.

  3. I wish I had found this post earlier:(. Although it”s just a few days from Christmas, I am going to give this cake a try. Thanks a ton!

  4. I wish I had found this post earlier:(. Although it”s just a few days from Christmas, I am going to give this cake a try. Thanks a ton!