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Christmas Fruitcake is a dish-must during the holidays but with everything else you have to do, it seems as if the last thing you want to have to worry about.
This is why we bring you the easiest Christmas Fruitcake recipe –guaranteed to save you from major hassle and still make you shine in the eyes of friends and family. Follow the recipe below and you will get one delicious loaf, and all you have to do is prep for about 15 minutes and wait for two hours and voila!
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups raisins
1/2 cup chopped glazed cherries (can sub dried sweetened cranberries)
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour (divided into 1/4 cup and 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature
Grated rind of one orange
1 teaspoon salt
1 Preheat oven, prepare loaf pan: Preheat oven to 325°F.
2 Mix together sour cream and baking soda: In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and sour cream; set aside.
3 Toss dates, raisins, cherries with flour: Combine the dates, raisins, cherries, and nuts with 1/4 cup of the flour and toss to coat the fruit and nuts. Set aside.
4 Beat butter and sugar, add egg, orange rind, sour cream and baking soda, add flour and salt, add fruit and nuts: Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg, then the orange rind, then the sour cream/baking soda mix.
5 Pour batter into baking pan and bake: Pour batter into a prepared 5×9-inch loaf pan. Let cool completely and enjoy!