Our White Fruitcake is citrusy, vibrant, and light—plus it doesn’t require months of advance planning for the traditional brandy soak.
Why This Recipe Works
Nowadays, fruitcake gets a bad rap, but we wanted a version that was light, flavorful, and full of tender fruit. A quick maceration with warmed orange juice softens and flavors store-bought glacéed fruit. A few pulses in the food processor break down the nuts and coconut with the flour to prevent a stringy, soggy texture. A final sprinkling of slivered almonds and powdered sugar finish our fruitcake for a festive, surprisingly delicious dessert.