This Christmas Cake recipe was originally published on canadianliving.com and has become a family favorite. The “twist” is that it uses tropical dried fruits instead of the usual citrus peels which makes the cake colorful and delicious!
Preparation is a little lengthy but do not be put off, there is a lot of lapse time between the prep stages. It you can make a cake mix you can easily make this, once you have the fruit ready.
This cake tastes best if made a few weeks (or even months) ahead of Christmas and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or fruit cellar to let the flavors mellow.
Traditional Christmas Cake With a Twist
2cupssweetened shredded coconutHint: I buy my fruit at the Bulk Barn and take a measuring cup with me so that I only purchase the amounts I need