Mulled Wine Fruit and Nut Christmas Cake: Make-Ahead Fruitcake
2881 mins (prep 2880, cooking 1)
19 ingredients
12 servings
This is one of my favourite Christmas cake recipes & is usually the one I end up making. It is a make-ahead cake which gets better for maturing a while. It's very fruity & has a delectable mulled wine taste to it - the nuts make it a very special cake too. I don't usually marzipan or ice this cake, although I have done when under pressure from my family - who want a "Traditional Cake with all the little Father Christmas figures & Robins on top!!!" It is nice with a fruit and nut glazed topping - as well as just being served plain with a festive frill around it! I will post more photos when I have decided how I am going to decorate it this year!

Categories:  fruit , seasonal , plums , christmas , nuts , finger-food , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , holiday , european , winter , pitted-fruits , presentation , cakes , >-1-day , number-of-servings , vegetarian , english , dessert ,
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Serving Size (146.56 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 413.42 Calories from Fat 124.38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.82g 255.21%
Saturated Fat 7.52g 451.22%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 54.57mg 218.29%
Sodium 382.8mg 191.4%
Total Carbohydrate 62.17g 248.68%
Dietary Fiber 3.92 g 188.11%
Sugars 32.25 g %
Protein 14.35g 344.5%
Vitamin A 993.37IU% Vitamin C 2.2mg%
Calcium 337.3mg% Iron 3.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced almonds, glace cherries, softened butter, soft brown sugar, ground cloves, ground ginger