Just in time for the holidays, this super moist and tender, festive yogurt fruitcake is the perfect blend of yogurt, dried fruits and nuts. It’s gorgeous, flavourful, and a total show stopper served for dessert after Christmas dinner, alongside brunch or even as a mid-day snack.
Festive yogurt fruitcake is particularly a great snack to take in to work or school, as it is loaded with dried fruit and nuts, it can easily double as an "energy bar". It will give you an energy boost or put a smile on your face when you are eating it. Holidays or not, I gravitate to this recipe all year round.
Another reason that I gravitate towards this recipe is that it is super easy to make. You pretty much combine the dry ingredients to the wet ones, pour the batter into a loaf pan, and bake. It is a great recipe for beginners with a passion for baking to start with.
The Secret to Super Moist Fruitcake
- Yogurt. It is no surprise that using yogurt will give you a moist cake. Yogurt is also great source of fat, not your typical fat but the good fat, the kind that your body and brain needs. as opposed to typically used cream cheese which more processed
- Water bath. A water bath is the process used to bake this cake. You simply place the loaf pan into a large baking pan with hot water and place in the oven. The water bath will help the cake cook evenly and will make it more moist.
- Dried fruit = less sugar. Since there is lots of dried fruit in this recipe, you don't need to use as much sugar. In fact, this recipe uses half of the sugar that is recommended in most fruitcake recipes. You can also substitute and use any kind of dried fruit (and nuts) that you like.
So less sugar and more good fat. Who doesn't want that?
How to Store Fruitcake
This fruitcake is best stored at room temperature, wrapped in plastic wrap, and consumed in 2-3 days. It stays moist and fresh for days.
To store longer than 3 days, wrap the fruitcake in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Note that when stored in the fridge, the fruitcake will dry out slightly and it will not retain the same level of moistness as when stored at room temperature. Thus why room temperature is recommended.Print