How To Make Fruit Basket Cake Recipe: Easy 8 Steps

The Fruit basket cake recipe is a fruit cake with a particular decoration. The decorations are made out of sugar and are enclosed in glass-lined metal tins which are then filled with sweets and dried fruit.

It is typical for the top of this cake to have an iced tray in which a red ribbon is threaded, for decoration. The tray remains on top of the cake even after it has been cut into slices.

A square version called kouign amann is also popular in France.

How To Make Fruit Basket Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 5 Peoples


  • 12 oz (355 g) of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 12 oz (355 g) of sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 15 oz (425 g) of all-purpose flour, sifted, plus extra for the pans
  • 3 tbsp (50 ml) of milk or water
  • 2 pounds (900 g) of dark cherries with the stones removed, hulled and pitted
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder



Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.


In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating on slow speed between each addition.

Fruit Basket Cake Recipe
Fruit Basket Cake Recipe


Sift both flours and baking soda into the bowl along with salt and mix thoroughly. Stir in milk or water and vanilla extract until just combined (do not over mix).


Spoon the batter into 5 greased and floured (or parchment lined) 9-inch square cake pans.


Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes (1 hour). After the first 30 minutes, remove the trays from the oven and set them on a wire rack to cool. Once the cakes are cool, gently remove them from their pans and transfer to a cutting board.

When cool, cut each cake into slice horizontally so that it is square in shape. Discard the top layer of each cake if it is uneven and cut the cake again to make it look neat.


Place a square cake onto each plate you want to serve the dessert on. Top with cherries, using a ring mold or small glass to form an attractive circle pattern around the edge of each cake. Repeat with remaining layers and cherries.


Melt together the canola oil and 3/4 teaspoon of salt in a medium saucepan. Beat cream together with remaining 1 + 1/3 cups of flour until it forms ribbons.

Beat in pure vanilla extract, then stir beaten egg yolks into the batter to make a stiff paste. Drizzle with melted oil mixture, stirring constantly, then immediately pour onto cherries.


Spoon some cream onto small plates or serving dishes and top with a cake slice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Of Fruit Basket Cake Recipe

Cholesterol119 mg
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates80.6 g
Fiber1.9 g
Sugars54.5 g
Sodium389 mg

Best 8 Health Benefits Of Fruit Basket Cake Recipe

1. Rich In Vitamins And Minerals

Cherries are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and many minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.

It contains good amount of pectin and xylose which help in digestion process. Vitamin K found in cherries plays an important role in blood clotting.

2.  Helps You Lose Weight

Cherries are excellent for weight loss. It contains a good amount of dietary fibre and it also helps in the proper digestion of food which ultimately helps you lose weight. Regular intake of cherries can help you shed extra pounds.

3. Helps Prevent Cancer

Cherries contain good amount of anti-oxidants like beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and anthocyanins which are helpful in preventing cancer by increased the immune system and reducing oxidative stress in our body.

4. Fruit Basket Cake Recipe Is Rich In Vitamin C

Cherries are rich in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. It also helps to keep our immune system strong by increasing haemoglobin content and improving circulation of blood. It is good for cough, cold and flu.

5. Rich In Fibres

Cherries are high in dietary fibre which helps you to feel fuller for longer time, thus preventing frequent hunger pangs and assists you to lose weight. It soothes stomach and helps in good digestion.

6. Fruit Basket Cake Recipe Can Help You To Maintain Healthy Gums

Cherries are good for your teeth as it is rich in vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C prevent oral cavities, gingivitis, plaque formation and tooth decay also helps in the gum health.

7. A Good Source Of Potassium

Cherries are a good source of potassium which is helpful to prevent hypertension and maintain normal blood pressure. It is important for proper muscle movement and helps maintain normal heart beat.

8. Contain Antioxidants

Cherries are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, proanthocyanidin, geldanamycin, anthocyanidin, cyanidin which helps to prevent cancer and reduces fat levels in the body.

Can I Freeze It?

Yes, it can be frozen. Every cake must be wrapped in freezer bag. It can be kept up to 2 months.

How Long Can I keep it in the fridge?

It should be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Overnight, you can freeze it but then remove from the freezer at least 1 hour before serving because frozen cakes tend to defrost very quickly.

Is It Good For Children?

Cherries are generally safe for children. However, most doctors recommend that you consult your doctor before giving it to your kids.

It can be served as a dessert for dessert or as a morning fruit.

Is It Good For Party?

It is also good for parties. It tastes good with a glass of milk. You can also serve it with ice cream or custard.

It can be exchanged as a gift at Christmas and birthdays.

Is It Full Of Carbohydrates?

Yes, it is rich in carbohydrates but not very much. It contains only 80 grams of carbs and therefore I would recommend this cakes to those who are on low carb diet.


Fruit Basket Cake recipe is a dessert that is spongy and soft because of the ingredients used. It can be used as a breakfast, brunch or just an afternoon snack.

This recipe tastes very similar to the fruitcake and it can be without any addition of spices too.

I have tried putting fruits in my Fruit basket cake recipe but I haven’t tried adding nuts or any other ingredient to it so your reactions will differ.

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