Spiced Dry Fruit Cake (Decadent Indian Fruitcake)

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Spiced Dry Fruit Cake (Decadent Indian Fruitcake) is a MUST during the holiday season.

It’s filled with dry fruits like walnut/pecans, dried berries, dried plums, chocolate bits, juice, coffee and leaves you craving for more.

To take this a notch up, I’m adding fresh orange rind to just pop the flavors and making it more divine.


While I have ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ playing at the background, here I’m sharing with you’ll Spiced Dry Fruit Cake my absolutely favorite ‘Holiday Dessert‘ without which holidays are incomplete.

It’s very popular in India and is called by many names like Spiced Dry Fruit Cake / Fruit-Nut Cake / Plum Cake / X’mas Cake or simply Tutti-Frutti Cake.

Visit any Indian bakery and you’ll see these cakes decorated with cute holiday trinkets and showcased on the front aisle in numerous shapes and sizes.

Spiced Dry Fruit Cake

My very first memories of the holiday season is a huge tall tree and this beautiful cake.

I still remember the first bite of this super delicious cake which was nutty and chocolatey in every bite and I guess it was LOVE in first site too 😉

So every holiday, it became a tradition to either make the cake at home or get it from the best bakery in town and till date.

It continues….with just a slight difference that instead of getting it from outside, I bake it at home and officially start our holiday season.

This recipe is my most tried n trusted recipe for many, many and many years. It’s the one for which I get asked the most and once served, it’s finished within minutes.

The recipe I’m sharing today is my ‘basic fruitcake recipe’ however you can add or reduce any of the fruit/nuts combinations as per your choice – The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!


Actually, during my last visit to Walmart , I came across these SPLENDA® Sugar Blend (there were others too like SPLENDA® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener & SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend)

I instantly grabbed them for baking this year holiday treats – Don’t you love them, even more, when you can have that 1,2 or even 3 extra helpings ;).

Seriously, by swapping one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, you can save more than 600 calories –

It’s like ‘Enjoy a sweet life without all the calories from added sugar’ – Wohooo!


TheSpiced Dry Fruit Cake recipe is very easy and takes about 35-40 minutes to bake at 180C …. while the cake was baking.

I visited the SWEET SWAPS Initiative, the SPLENDA® Brand is dishing out creative ways to swap full sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in order to save calories.

Definitely, visit the page as it has some amazing recipes.

Now, once the cake is baked, you can serve it as is but since it’s a holiday cake, why not create some ‘snow like feel’ by sprinkling with powdered sugar

(I just pulsed the SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for 2 minutes to create powdered sugar consistency – isn’t’ that amazing)

and decorating it with some fresh cranberries, cinnamon sticks, orange rind and some Christmas decorations – after all its The Holiday Cake.


Here are some pictures of the cake process and where you can find it at Walmart.

Do give this cake a try this holiday season and I guarantee, you would love it !







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Spiced Dry Fruit Cake

Spiced Dry Fruit Cake

Spiced Dry Fruit Cake is a decadent Indian fruitcake that is filled with nuts, fruits, chocolate n delicious in every bite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 11/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs - Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend (this product contains sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Coffee - Light to Medium flavor or Instant coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil - Any light Oil will do
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Vinegar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Fruits + Spices:

  • 1/2 Cup Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chip
  • 4 Dried Figs - chopped
  • 5 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Rind - optional
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Pinch Nutmeg Powder
  • Pinch of Ginger Powder - optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a bowl, soak coffee and all fruit/nuts mixture for a 15 minutes (this helps plump up the dry fruit and bring out the flavors).
  3. In a medium bowl, sieve together flour, baking powder, baking soda & keep aside. (Dry Ingredients)
  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs for a minute and add oil, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, vanilla, vinegar and whisk to form a creamy light mixture. (keep aside)
  5. Take the soaked nuts and mix them with the dry ingredients*.
  6. Now, lightly fold in the dry ingredients to the above mixture slowly making sure no lumps are formed.
  7. Take an oiled baking tray (9x1) and pour the batter slowly. Once the batter is transferred, lightly tap the baking pan to release any extra air bubble.
  8. Bake in the middle shelf for 35-40 minutes (depending on your oven).
  9. Cool the cake completely, decorate with powdered sugar and serve fresh.


* Mixing the soaked nuts with dry ingredients helps in better baked cakes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 178mg Carbohydrates: 84g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 15g Protein: 12g
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30 Replies to "Spiced Dry Fruit Cake (Decadent Indian Fruitcake)"

  • Raksha Kamat June 2, 2017 (5:51 am)

    Just came across this cake and I am sure it was yummy. Will make this soon for my family.

    • Molly Kumar June 2, 2017 (1:08 pm)

      Hello Raksha, I’m glad you came across the fruit cake and I’m excited for your to try it soon! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Valentina December 18, 2015 (4:11 am)

    Just beautiful. Lovely flavors and very aromatic, I bet! 🙂

  • Richard December 17, 2015 (4:29 pm)

    I will try it out for the Winter Solstice and share it with my friends.

    • Molly Kumar December 20, 2015 (2:24 am)

      That would be fantastic Richard – Thanks 🙂

  • Shadi December 16, 2015 (7:55 am)

    So great and perfect for these days! Definitely will try this one! <3

    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2015 (7:57 pm)

      Thanks Shadi – that would be fantastic.

  • Angelique Campbell December 16, 2015 (2:57 am)

    Yum that Fruit Cake looks amazing! Thank you!

  • Noel December 15, 2015 (10:13 pm)

    This sounds different from the New England fruit cakes that I grew up with. Those were dense and overly sweet. I’m tempted `by your recipe, however…

    and such pretty pictures!

    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2015 (11:26 pm)

      Thanks Noel. I hear ya, that’s the very reason I cstomized the fruitcake recipe to make it lighter with just the right sweetness 🙂

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate December 15, 2015 (9:33 pm)

    I’m over the moon with this recipe! I’m adding it to my “to make” list, and hope I get to it. So many goodies included, and I can’t believe the number of calories saved by using the Splenda Blend! Wow! This sounds so great and looks so pretty!

    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2015 (11:33 pm)

      YaaaaY – So happy you liked it that much. I infact do a lot of holiday desserts with SPLENDA, to enjoy more helpings 😉 Thanks for visiting.

  • Sara @LifesLittleSweets.com December 15, 2015 (7:51 pm)

    This fruitcake looks so tasty, I bet it would go well with coffee or tea!

    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2015 (11:34 pm)

      It tasted awesome with coffee – Thanks Sara

  • Angie December 15, 2015 (6:50 pm)

    I’m pretty anti fruit cake, but this looks really delicious!

    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2015 (11:35 pm)

      Hehehe, I’m glad I could make you like this one 😉 Thanks Angie

  • Carolyn West December 15, 2015 (5:41 pm)

    Wow! That’s the best looking fruitcake I’ve ever seen. No wonder it doesn’t last long. #client

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (6:41 pm)

      Aweee, you just made my day – Thanks for your sweet comment Carolyn 🙂

  • Framed Recipes December 15, 2015 (2:32 pm)

    Sounds delicious Molly. Christmas without a fruit cake is so incomplete. -Sreelatha

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (3:12 pm)

      So True 🙂 Thanks for visiting Sreelatha.

  • Priya December 15, 2015 (9:35 am)

    Lovely flavours! I’m sure it will be hit in your house..

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (6:51 pm)

      Thanks Priya – the cake got finished in two days 🙂

  • Rachel @ Simple Seasonal December 15, 2015 (12:00 am)

    This cake has so many flavors going on in it and I love it! It must be decadent and complex. A little rum poured over the tope and I wouldn’t be able to stop eating it!

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (8:57 am)

      Thanks Rachel, It’s because of so many flavors n ingredients that we make it specially for Holidays. I so agree with you on the rum part 😉

  • Ilona @ Ilona's Passion December 14, 2015 (10:10 pm)

    I like dry fruit cakes. Dry fruits add so much sweetness to the cake. It looks delicious:)

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (8:58 am)

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe – Thanks Ilona 🙂

  • Christine December 14, 2015 (4:58 am)

    It’s so interesting to see coffee in a fruit cake recipe. Thank you for showing us a different variety of Christmas cake. 🙂

    • Molly Kumar December 15, 2015 (9:00 am)

      Thanks for visiting Christine – The coffee actually goes really well with all the nutty-fruity ingriendts and kind of ties everything to make it rich n so decadent 🙂

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