Food Network, JoyofBaking.com and Taste of Home offer from-scratch fruitcake recipes. The recipes call for a variety of fruits and nuts, including raisins, candied pineapple, dried cranberries, cherries and apricots, as well as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds. Some recipes include spices, such as cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves and allspice.
Some homemade fruitcakes include rum or brandy in the recipe and have instructions to moisten or mist the cake with brandy every few days to enhance flavor and preserve it for up to two to three weeks. Recipes vary in baking temperature and time. The recipes make 10 to 16 servings per fruitcake.