Christmas plum cake

Instant Fruit Soak – Christmas Cake

I’m so excited to share this Instant Fruit Soak – Christmas Cake with you all!!

My instant fruit soak is ready to use without any long waiting. Its super easy to make and the flavors are really top notch.

Christmas plum cake

In the age old tradition of soaking fruits pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and raisins were used with honey and spices. Plum cakes have their roots in England. And now we make our unique way of instantly cooking up this recipe. And for sure its a hit. If you love gifting for Christmas, you may share this fruit soak or the plum cakes. Such a cool way to convey your love!

Check out the ingredients and the method of making it all under 20 mins. Yes!!! you read it right, it just takes you 20 mins to make it. Stays fresh for up to 2 weeks.

instant fruit soak for Christmas cake

Do not skip adding spice powders to this Instant Fruit Soak. I have used cinnamon, clove and ginger powder. These spices totally bring up the Christmas flavors.

So enjoy making this Instant Fruit Soak for Christmas cake and share the recipe with your friends and family. Lets spread the Christmas Joy with some baked goodies.

Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!

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Instant Fruit Soak for Christmas Plum Cake

Easy to make and stays fresh for up to 2 weeks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 100 g Dried Apricots
  • 50 g Candied Mango
  • 100 g Dried Figs
  • 100 g Raisins/ Currants
  • 100 g Black raisins
  • 100 g Dates
  • 40 g Dried Cranberry
  • 50 g Candied Pineapple
  • 100 g Ginger peel
  • 100 g Orange peel
  • 1 cup Wine (non-alcoholic wine)
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Homemade Molasses


  • In a sauce pan bring to boil the wine, orange juice and molasses.
  • Add all the spice powders and mix well.
  • Add in all the fruits and mix.
  • Cook for 12-15 mins until fruits are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Store in a completely dry glass jar.
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