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Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans for baking creates fun, single-serving cakes. —Libby Over, Phillipsburg, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen


  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1 pound candied fruit, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • In a small saucepan, combine molasses and water; add raisins. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in candied fruit and vanilla. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 eggs at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add fruit mixture, mixing well. Fold in nuts.
  • Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups almost full. Bake at 325° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 miniature fruitcake: 84 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • d
    Apr 22, 2020

    I really hope i get an answer to this but at what temperature and for how many minutes should i bake these if i wanted to use regular standard sized cupcake tins please? With thanks!

  • jamjarblessings
    Dec 19, 2015

    Great, easy and taste like English plum pudding. AllI need is the English custard or hard sauce. Excellent!

  • KuipoBakes
    Jan 28, 2012

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  • Hawkeye38
    Dec 4, 2010

    These are so easy. Every year I make them for 2 of my sons and they look forward to this treat. The nice thing about the miniatures is that they are about 2 bites each.

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    Nov 19, 2009

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    Nov 18, 2006

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