30+ Best Fruitcake Recipes to Bake for Christmas Dessert

'Tis the season for these festive Christmas cakes.

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If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a fruitcake recipe is something already prepared from the store—you're about to be wowed by these Christmas cakes. You'll never even think about buying a boxed cake again once you bake one of these classic holiday desserts. (And your grandma will be so proud of you!) Although fruitcake can be a divisive Christmas dessert due to the use of candied fruit, we promise that once you bake one of these fresh, creative recipes, you'll instantly be turned into a fruitcake fan. There are many different varieties of fruitcake on this list, whether you want something classic or a more modern version. The traditionalists out there will enjoy the old English fruitcake, brandied fruitcake, and citrus fruitcake. If you dare to try a new, delicious fruitcake recipe, we recommend a batch of the fruitcake cookies, fruitcake cheesecake, and eggnog fruitcake challah. And if you thought this dessert was just for the adults, think again. Even the kids will enjoy some of these cakes, especially the fruitcake fudge, alcohol-free fruitcake, and chocolate fruitcake. If you've never made fruitcake before, don't worry. It's been made so many times over the years because it's very easy to put together—just mix in all the ingredients, bake, and enjoy with your friends and family.

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Atta Girl Says
Fruitcake Cookies

Prepare this delicious Christmas cookie recipe the next time you need to feed a crowd. One batch makes a whopping eight dozen cookies!

Get the recipe at Atta Girl Says.

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Spices in My DNA
Dark Chocolate Fruitcake

The addition of rich dark chocolate makes this fruitcake impossible to resist. The entire loaf will be polished off in no time.

Get the recipe at Spices in My DNA.

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Munatay Cooking
Alcohol-Free Fruitcake

This kid-friendly fruitcake might be your new favorite version. This blogger notes it tastes just like the traditional take—and maybe even better.

Get the recipe at Munaty Cooking.

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Domestic Gothess
Vegan Christmas Cake

You don't have to be vegan to enjoy this fruitcake. Although there are no eggs or milk used in the ingredients, it's still delicious.

Get the recipe at Domestic Gothess.

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Rock Recipes
Old English Fruitcake

There's nothing like a traditional fruitcake recipe. One bite of this cake and you'll instantly be transported back to your childhood.

Get the recipe at Rock Recipes.

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Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Aunt Angie's Christmas Fruitcake

When a recipe has been passed down in a family for generations, you know it has to be incredible. The reason this version is so wonderful? The addition of applesauce that makes the cake "moist and tender."

Get the recipe at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.

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Lord Buron's Kitchen
Christmas Apricot and Walnut Fruitcake

Every single slice of this loaf is loaded with both dried fruit and canded fruit. Plus, all the bright colors make the sweet stunning.

Get the recipe at Lord Buron's Kitchen.

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Tastes of Lizzy T
Fruitcake Cookies

Top off each cookie with a smear of cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The combo makes for the sweetest finish.

Get the recipe at Tastes of Lizzy T.

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christmas eggnog fruit cake recipe
Courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes
Eggnog Fruitcake Bread

A big splash of eggnog makes this fruit and walnut-stuffed loaf taste extra festive.

Get the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes.

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christmas fruit cake cheesecake recipe
Courtesy of My Evil Twin's Kitchen
Fruit Cake Cheesecake

With a gingersnap crust, gooey cheesecake center, and rich fruitcake topping, this Christmas creation features three desserts in one.

Get the recipe at My Evil Twin's Kitchen.

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christmas white fruit cake recipe
Courtesy of Kitchen Heals Soul
White Fruitcake with Brandy Frosting

Unlike most recipes that are packed with candied fruit, these adorable little treats feature just a touch and won't overpower the moist cake and rich brandy frosting.

Get the recipe at Kitchen Heals Soul.

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coconut christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Salted and Styled
Coconut Fruitcake

A splash of rum, brandy, and pineapple juice, plus shredded coconut, make this Christmas loaf taste different from the rest.

Get the recipe at Salted and Styled.

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orange cranberry christmas fruit cake recipe
Courtesy of Sweet Recipeas
Drunken Orange-Cranberry Fruit Cake

Even the most finicky guest won't turn away this citrusy and colorful Christmas fruitcake made with whiskey, apricots, and cranberries.

Get the recipe at Sweet Recipeas.

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cream cheese christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Diamonds for Dessert
Cream Cheese Fruitcake

Cream cheese makes this glacé cherry-loaded loaf moist, light, and even more flavorful.

Get the recipe at Diamonds for Dessert.

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chocolate christmas fruit cake recipe
Courtesy of Ela Vegan
Chocolate Fruit Cake

It's pretty easy to understand why this gluten-free and vegan dessert is a crowd-pleaser: It's smothered in chocolate!

Get the recipe at Ela Vegan.

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naked christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Supper in the Suburbs
Naked Fruitcake

This naked Christmas cake may not be covered in frosting, but it's still super sweet thanks to its apricot jam and glacé cherry topping.

Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs.

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Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
Courtesy of A Beautiful Plate
World's Best Fruitcake

This incredibly moist Christmas cake is topped with an apricot glaze that will leave you craving another slice.

Get the recipe at A Beautiful Plate.

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christmas fruitcake cookies recipes
Courtesy of A Family Feast
Christmas Rocks

Don't let the name fool you. These Christmas fruitcake cookies are soft and sweet.

Get the recipe at A Family Feast.

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gingered christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Domestic Gothess
Gingered Christmas Fruitcake

Topped with rich royal icing and rustic decorations like pinecones, dried orange slices, and sugared cranberries, this Christmas dessert is as elegant as it gets.

Get the recipe at Domestic Gothess.

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holiday fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Simply Recipes
Holiday Fruitcake

When packaged in pretty paper or a tin, this Christmas fruitcake loaf makes a great hostess gift around the holidays.

Get the recipe at Simply Recipes.

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orange brandy christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Rock Recipes
Orange Brandy Fruitcake

Brighten up your traditional Christmas fruitcake recipe with a little orange zest.

Get the recipe at Rock Recipes.

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brandied christmas fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of Country Cleaver
Brandied Fruitcake

This fruity loaf is hiding a secret ingredient: shredded zucchini.

Get the recipe at Country Cleaver.

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rum christmas fruitcake coconut cream cheese icing recipe
Courtesy of Sweetopia
Rum Fruitcake with Coconut Cream Cheese Icing

The sweetest little Christmas cupcakes you ever did see (and taste!).

Get the recipe at Sweetopia.

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citrus christmas fruitcake recipe - Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
Courtesy of Hungry Rabbit
Citrus Fruitcake

One bite of this vibrant dessert and you'll be a fruitcake fanatic—we promise.

Get the recipe at Hungry Rabbit.

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chewy christmas fruitcake cookies recipe
Courtesy of Sugar n' Spice Gals
Chewy Fruitcake Cookies

These take just 12 minutes in the oven.

Get the recipe at Sugar n' Spice Gals.

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christmas chocolate cherry berry fruitcake recipe
Courtesy of King Arthur Flour
Chocolate Cherry-Berry Fruitcake

Chocolate chunks and candied cherries make for bursts of sweetness in every bite.

Get the recipe at King Arthur Flour.

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classic christmas fruitcake - Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
Courtesy of Amy's Healthy Baking
Classic Fruitcake

This blogger claims hers is a recipe that will "change your mind about fruitcake forever."

Get the recipe at Amy's Healthy Baking.

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classic fruitcake salted maple syrup recipe
Courtesy of Simply Delicious
Classic Fruitcake With Salted Maple Syrup

Once out of the oven, top this dense dessert with salted maple syrup spiked with lots of brandy. Let it soak overnight, and when ready to serve, dust with powdered sugar and top with fresh cherries.

Get the recipe at Simply Delicious.

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eggnog fruitcake challah recipe
Courtesy of What Jew Wanna Eat
Eggnog Fruitcake Challah

Dried fruit, spices, and rum give challah bread a fruity, festive twist. Break off a piece and celebrate the holiday right.

Get the recipe at What Jew Wanna Eat.

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christmas fruitcake fudge recipe
Courtesy of Wonky Wonderful
Fruitcake Fudge

Candied fruit, pecans, and rum extract make these jeweled bites melt-in-your-mouth amazing (and when was the last time you used "amazing" when talking about fruitcake?).

Get the recipe at Wonky Wonderful.

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