Celebration IPA Fruitcake

Published on December 1st 2022 by SNBC

Let’s be honest, you opened this recipe because you either love fruitcake or you love to hate it. Hold the snark ‘cause once you try a freshly baked slice that’s spiked with Celebration IPA, you’ll curse the cake no more.

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  • 1 box (15.25 oz) spice cake mix
  • 1 cup Celebration Fresh Hop IPA
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cup nuts (chopped walnuts, pecan halves)
  • 2.5 cups dried fruit (cherries, raisins, chopped dates, chopped pineapple)
  • 1/4 cup flour

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans and line them with parchment.

Step 2

Combine nuts, dried fruit, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Toss well to coat evenly.

Step 3

In another large mixing bowl, combine spice cake mix, Celebration IPA, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat for 3 minutes. Fold in fruit-and-nut mixture.

Step 4

Pour batter evenly into loaf pans and bake for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5

Let cool in pan. When cakes are completely cool, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature.


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