Wine Fruit Cake Recipe

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Judd Published: April 27, 2021 Modified: June 22, 2021
Wine Fruit Cake Recipe

How To Make Wine Fruit Cake

This luscious fruit cake is packed with red wine-soaked raisins, sweetly glazed fruit, and crunchy walnuts, to yield a decadent Christmas dessert!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours



  • ½cupraisin
  • ½cupsweet red wine
  • 6large eggs,separated
  • 1cupunsalted butter,room temperature, cubed
  • cupssugar
  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1cupwalnut,chopped
  • 2cupsglazed fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the raisins and sweet red wine. Let sit for at least 10 minutes, until the raisins absorb some of the wine.

  3. In a medium bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the egg whites until medium peaks form. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer to cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks and beat until incorporated. Add the salt to the flour, then gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, beating until just incorporated.

  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the soaked raisins, walnuts, and glazed fruit until just combined. Gently fold in the egg whites.

  6. Transfer the batter to a 9×5-inch loaf pan and smooth the top.

  7. Bake for 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool.

  8. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


  • Calories: 577.19kcal
  • Fat: 27.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.94g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.07g
  • Fiber: 1.83g
  • Sugar: 43.13g
  • Protein: 8.76g
  • Cholesterol: 200.51mg
  • Sodium: 295.98mg
  • Calcium: 43.50mg
  • Potassium: 229.32mg
  • Iron: 2.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 267.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.38mg
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