Moist fruitcake recipes include moist applesauce fruitcake from Taste of Home and Martha Stewart's moist and boozy fruitcake with rum and port. Another good fruitcake recipe is featured in King Arthur Flour's Flourish website.Continue Reading
Make moist applesauce fruitcake by mixing together 1 cup of chopped mixed candied fruit, 1 cup each of finely chopped pecans and walnuts, 1 cup of raisins, 1/2 cup of dried chopped apricots and 1/2 cup of dried chopped apples with 1 cup of all-purpose flour. In a separate bowl, cream together 1 cup of softened butter with 2 cups of sugar, then mix in 2 eggs, 2 cups of applesauce and 2 teaspoons of vanilla or rum extract. In another bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1 teaspoon of ground allspice into 1 1/2 cups of flour, and season with 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture, then fold in the fruit mixture.
Pour the batter into a tube pan, and bake it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 65 minutes. Cool the cake for at least 10 minutes before turning it over on a wire rack to finish cooling.Learn more about Desserts