Vegan Christmas Fruitcake

Fruitcake

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  • Total: 54 mins
  • Prep: 14 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
173 Calories
4g Fat
34g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fruit cake always gets a bad reputation. It may seem hard to imagine, but you can look forward to eating this vegan fruitcake every Christmas! This holiday season, instead of buying a store-bought fruitcake, why not make your own to share with friends and neighbors? All you need to make your own vegan version is some candied fruit (usually sold in the snack aisle near the nuts and dried fruits or check the baking aisle at your grocery store) and the usual cake ingredients—flour, sugar, baking soda, a little allspice for holiday flavor, and egg replacer and vegan margarine to keep it vegan. This recipe is simple and easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons egg replacer
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces candied fruit mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water (or orange juice)
  • 1 3/5 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon allspice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Lightly grease and flour a loaf pan. You can also use an 8-inch diameter cake pan if you prefer. 

  3. Using a fork, whip the egg replacer in 4 tablespoons of water until fluffy.

  4. Place the vegan margarine, sugar, candied fruit, whipped egg replacer, and cup water (or orange juice) in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then allow to cool for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and allspice.

  6. Mix in the boiled mixture until combined well and transfer the batter to the greased loaf tin or a greased 8-inch diameter cake tin.

  7. Bake your vegan fruitcake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

  8. Let your fruitcake cool completely inside the tin or baking pan. Fruitcake is usually served room temperature or chilled. You might want to drizzle just a little vegan icing on top if you like super sweet desserts.