spicy christmas fruitcake recipe

Christmas Fruitcake You Might Actually Like

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Before you go on to another recipe, stop and give this Christmas fruitcake recipe a try! This is not the famed “traveling fruitcake” recipe—the the mythical fruitcake that never spoils and is never eaten! Nope, this is a green chile fruit cake, new and improved, and sassier than ever.

spicy christmas fruitcake recipe

Christmas Fruitcake Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups candied pineapple
  • 3/4 cup dried mango
  • 1/3 cup chopped, candied orange peel
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup green chile roasted, peeled, stems and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp banana extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Position the oven rack in lowest third of oven, and preheat to 250 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pecans and fruits with 3 tablespoons flour. In another large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Stir in the green chile, vanilla, lemon and banana extracts. Sift the 1 3/4 cups flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and stir until blended. Mix the fruit mixture into batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake until it turns golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 2 1/2 hours. Cool in the pan on a rack for about 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes is up, turn it out onto the rack to cool. Dust with powdered sugar.
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Managing Editor | Mark is a freelance journalist based out of Los Angeles. He’s our Do-It-Yourself specialist, and happily agrees to try pretty much every twisted project we come up with.

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