Golden State Fruit Cake

Golden State Fruit Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Melissa Snow


Try this fruit cake for your next holiday party. It can be prepared in loaf pans or a 9-inch cake pan. Be sure to pay close attention to the directions because the baking times can differ depending on how you prepare it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 9-inch cake or 2 4 1/2x 8 1/2 loaves
25 Min
40 Min


  • 1 c
    blanced toasted almonds
  • 1 c
    toasted skinned hazelnuts
  • 1 c
    chopped dried apricots
  • 1 c
    chopped golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated orange rind
  • 2/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • ·
    powdered sugar, optional

How to Make Golden State Fruit Cake


  1. TIP:
    Toast hazelnuts for 10 minutes at 350 degrees until skins crack and flake. Place the hazelnuts in a towel and rub off the skins.
  2. Prepare nuts and coarsely chop. Place the nuts in with the apricots, orange rind, flour and cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  3. Butter loaf pans or cake pan. Line bottom and sides with parchment paper. Butter paper.
  4. Heat the honey, sugar and butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Stir constantly until syrup reaches 242 degrees to 248 degrees. Quickly pour syrup into nut mixture. Mix thoroughly and spoon into pans.
  5. If using loaf pans bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes. If using the cake pan, bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Please note the cake will not be firm until it cools.
  6. Cool cake on rack and invert onto waxed paper. Peel off the parchment paper and dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Golden State Fruit Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 1 Comment & Review

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

The Only 20 Peach Recipes You'll Ever Need

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These recipes definitely aren't the pits. Here are some of our favorite peach recipes on Just A Pinch - we promise they're delicious!

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!