Individual Spiced Fruitcakes Recipe

Carrie Vasios

Fruitcake is great, but often in smaller portions. These individual loaves have a soft, spiced crumb and lots of candied fruit. They make the perfect size for gifting.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 16 servings
Makes: 8 small loaves

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  • 1 1/2 cups (about 7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, diced

  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup (not packed) dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup candied fruit mix


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease loaf tin. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and water. Heat over medium low heat, whisking occasionally, until smooth and combined. Let cool until only lightly warm to the touch. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking vigorously until combined. Pour mixture into bowl with dry ingredients.

  3. Stir mixture until well combined. Stir in candied fruit. Fill each loaf well until 3/4 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Loaves can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for 3 days.

Special Equipment

3- by 1 1/2-inch 8-cavity mini loaf pan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
224 Calories
7g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 192mg 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.)