Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake Recipe Vanilla Wafers

This is a very yummy Christmas icebox fruit cake recipe vanilla wafers which are perfect for summer.

The cake’s recipe uses vanilla wafers, light and fluffy Batter, chopped peaches, apricots, strawberries and light cream.

The bigger the fruit, the better. In this recipe, I use the cup measure to ensure that the ingredients evenly go into it. Make sure that the Batter is light and fluffy.

Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake Recipe Vanilla Wafers
Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake Recipe Vanilla Wafers

The cake is simple to make but requires patience as it needs half an hour’s cooking in a water bath. Sometimes it yields better results if you do not let it cool for a long time.

This recipe is for you if you have never made icebox cakes or have never made one!


How To Prepare Christmas Icebox Fruit Cake Recipe Vanilla Wafers?

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Serving Size: 10


  • Icebox cake pan,
  • mixing bowl,
  • electric mixer,
  • wooden spoon,
  • 2.75-quart saucepan


  • 180 g (1 cup) sugar, divided, use
  • 185 g (1 cup + 1 tablespoon) cake flour
  • 235 g (1 3/4 cups) chopped peach
  • 195 g (2/3 cups + 2 tablespoons) apricots, chopped and pitted
  • 115 g (1/2 cup) strawberries, chopped
  • 200 g (4 ounces) light cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 g (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. To prepare vanilla wafers for the icebox fruit cake recipe, line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper and grease the walls with butter. Put the pan into a larger baking sheet.

Step 2: To prepare the icebox fruit cake recipe vanilla wafers, sift together 125 g sugar and flour in a mixing bowl; add chopped peaches and apricots, stirring until well combined.

Step 3: In a separate mixing bowl, combine cream, vanilla and remaining sugar. I used the electric mixer to beat on medium speed until a soft peak formed. Add flour and baking powder; beat again until just combined.

Step 4: Put the butter into a 2.75-quart saucepan with 135 g sugar over medium heat, stirring continuously until the butter melts and turns golden brown.

Pour about one-third of the Batter into the pan (the Batter will deflate, but that is okay). Spread it evenly in the pan and put the fruit mixture on top. Top with remaining Batter.

Step 5: Bake in a water bath for 1 hour or until the cake is set and cracks appear on the surface. Allow cake to cool in pan for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts


I Can Use This Cake Serving For Christmas Cake?

This fruit cake would add to the Christmas tree and other festive gatherings. It is also straightforward to prepare and will not heat the kitchen!

Enjoy it with a cup of hot tea in the afternoon. Enjoy it with a cup of hot tea in the afternoon.

What Do You Put On Fruitcake To Keep It Moist?

We use a very thick fruitcake with twelve layers to keep it moist. You can also slice it and then freeze it in layers to make several thin, sliced fruitcake slices. You do not have to cut it up into wedges before eating.

How Long Should I Soak My Fruit For A Christmas Cake?

A fruitcake needs to have the fruit soaking in liquor for some time so that it is excellent and soft when it goes into the cake mix. I would leave it overnight.

How Do You Know When Fruit Cake Is Cooked?

Any rich fruit cake will not brown but look well cooked. The top side should also look well-cooked to prevent the cake from falling. Also, when a knife is inserted into the middle of the cake, it should emerge clean.

Can I Use Fresh Fruit For A Christmas Cake?

Yes, definitely. Fresh fruit tastes lovely on a Christmas cake. Ensure you drain the juice and leave it to dry before putting it into the cake mix.

You may need to add some icing sugar to sweeten it up if you want it sweeter than the jammy fruitcake mixture already contains.

What Do You Cover Fruit Cake With?

We always cover our fruitcakes with marzipan. This is simply almond paste; if you are careful not to put too much on the cake, it tastes wonderful when served with the fruitcake.

It can also be coloured differently to fit different themes, such as Christmas and Halloween.


This recipe is easy to make and easy to eat. The best part is that you do not have to spend much time in front of the stove, as it can be made in just half an hour.

I also like how soft and wholesome this cake is, so it is an excellent choice for breakfast or brunch.

I recommend checking out this icebox fruit cake recipe with vanilla wafers if you want more Christmas cake ideas.


How Long Should Fruitcake Be Aged?

For the best results, fruitcakes should be aged for a minimum of three months. However, some subtle taste changes are achieved even when it is left for one month.

Do I Have To Let My Baked Fruitcake Age Before I Cut It?

Fruitcake is always better if you leave it to age for some time. This ensures that all the flavours meld together and become softer. It also tastes better with age.