Cook's Hideout: 90 Minute Fruit Cake

December 24, 2014

90 Minute Fruit Cake

Bake-a-thon 2014: Day 11
Bake of the Day: 90 Minute Fruit Cake
Christmas is just 1 day away. If you didn't make a fruitcake and think you don't have time to make it, think again. This 90 minute fruitcake is just for you. Instead of making loaves or round shaped fruitcakes, these mini bundt cakes are very easy to put together and taste almost like the regular fruitcake.
90 Minute Fruit Cake
Last year I made an eggless Christmas Fruitcake that involved soaking in the dry fruit and nuts in orange juice or some kind of alcohol for at least 1 day or more to get the best flavor. This year I wanted to make something different and when I saw these mini bundt cake recipe in the King Arthur catalog, I knew I found myself a good recipe.
90 Minute Fruit Cake
This cake has all the trimmings of the regular fruitcake like the spices and fruit & nuts, but this one is less complicated and less time consuming, which is perfect when you are trying to make it at the last minute. If you have a mini cakelette or mini bundt pan, you will have a dozen delicious fruitcakes out of the oven in half an hour.
90 Minute Fruit Cake
Ingredients: Makes 12 muffin sized mini bundt cakes.
All Purpose flour - 1½cups
Unsalted Butter - ½cup, softened  
Sugar - ¾cup
Ground Cinnamon - 1tsp
Ground Ginger - ½tsp
Baking Powder - 2tsp
Salt - ½tsp
Vanilla Extract - 1tsp
Eggs - 2 large (or use 2tbsp egg replacer whisked with 6tbsp water)
Crushed Pineapple - 1cup, undrained
Dry Fruit of choice - 1cup (I used a mixture of dried cherries, raisins, aprictos, cranberries)
Walnuts or Pecans - ½cup, chopped
Red Candied Cherries - ½cup, halved (I didn't have these)

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the wells of the bundt cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the flour and stir to combine. Stir in pineapple, dry fruit, nuts and candied cherries (if using).
  • Divide the batter evenly between the wells of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15~18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes before turning the cakes out onto the rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, sift some confectioners sugar or drizzle a simple sugar glaze on top. Enjoy!!
90 Minute Fruit Cake
Linking this to this year's Bake-a-thon event.
Bake-a-thon 2014


  1. Very cute shape. Nice and easy recipe.

  2. Cute little bundt's Pavani!! A Very Happy Festive Season to you and your family!!!

  3. mini bundt fruit cakes are cute. Your dundt cakes and PJ's bundt cakes are tempting to buy the mini bundt cakes tray..

  4. Just perfect for the season pavani..very nicely baked..

  5. Damn cute bundt cake, wish i get a mini bundt cake pan here, beauties they are.

  6. Am speechless !! Lovely mini Bundt cake... I think in these pics u hv shot them indoors pavani ! There's consuderable difference in the lighting effects ..

  7. such a cute looking bundts. perfect for a chic gathering. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. Tempting Bundt cakes and lovely pics.

  9. cake looks so moist - must have been so delicious


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