Fruit Cake Muffins

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Note: The types of candied fruits used can vary according to your preference.

Fruit Cake Muffins

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 dozen muffins
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:45 minutes


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped glace cherries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup chopped candied pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped candied orange peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two muffin pans with paper muffin holders.

  2. 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together salt and flour. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in flour mixture in two additions.

  3. 3

    Add candied fruits to dough and mix until evenly distributed. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling most of the way (these muffins are dense and don't rise very much).

  4. 4

    Bake for 25 minutes or until tops are golden and a cake tester comes out clean. Garnish with a glace cherry, if desired.

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