23 Insanely Delicious Christmas Fruitcake Recipes You'll Actually Want to Eat

Delight your taste buds with these easy recipes this holiday season.

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Whether you're a fruit loaf lover or skeptic of the Christmas cake, these tasty Yuletide dessert recipes will make a fruitcake fan out of you before the holiday season is over. From cupcakes to cookies, bundts to homemade fudge, these easy-to-make treats are so delicious, even the pickiest eaters won't be able to resist them.

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christmas eggnog fruit cake recipe
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Eggnog Fruitcake Bread

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

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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.

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christmas white fruit cake recipe
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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.

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coconut christmas fruitcake recipe
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Coconut Fruitcake

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

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orange cranberry christmas fruit cake recipe
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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.

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cream cheese christmas fruitcake recipe
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Cream Cheese Fruitcake

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

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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!

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naked christmas fruitcake recipe
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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.

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Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
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World's Best Fruitcake

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

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christmas fruitcake cookies recipes
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Christmas Rocks

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

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gingered christmas fruitcake recipe
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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.

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holiday fruitcake recipe
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Holiday Fruitcake

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

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orange brandy christmas fruitcake recipe
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Orange Brandy Fruitcake

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

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brandied christmas fruitcake recipe
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Brandied Fruitcake

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

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

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

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citrus christmas fruitcake recipe - Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
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Citrus Fruitcake

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

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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.

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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.

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classic christmas fruitcake - Fruitcake recipes for the holidays
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Classic Fruitcake

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

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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.

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eggnog fruitcake challah recipe
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Eggnog Fruitcake Challah

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

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christmas fruitcake fudge recipe
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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?).

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christmas fruitcake cookies recipe
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Fruitcake Cut Out Cookies

These wreath-like treats are a fun and festive way to enjoy fruitcake this Christmas.

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