Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert: Fruit Cake Recipe This traditional cake is a favorite at the holidays and can be made days ahead of time! Easy and delicious. 15 slices 1 kg mix dried fruit 1 zest of orange and juice 1 zest of lemon and juice 150 ml brandy, whisky, or rum 250 g sofetened butter 200 g brown sugar 175 g plain flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons all spice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 100 g almond flakes 4 eggs, large 1 teaspoon vanilla extract