4 ingredient fruit cake

4 ingredient fruit cake


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About this recipe: This is a super-easy cake to make. Dried fruit is soaked in orange juice, then blended with self-raising flour and mixed spice before being baked. It's perfect for Christmas or any other time of the year.


Serves: 12 

  • 1kg dried mixed fruit
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
  • 500ml pure orange juice

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr30min 

  1. Place fruit and orange juice into a large bowl. Stir well, cover and let soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Next day, preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking parchment.
  3. Add self-raising flour and mixed spice to the soaked fruit. Stir thoroughly by hand or with a cake mixer.
  4. Tip the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 2 hours. If the cake looks like it's browning too fast, drape with foil or brown paper and continue to cook.

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Reviews (27)


Well, it's me again and I am getting ready to make my super easy special Christmas Cake. Don't forget the brandy! - 09 Nov 2011


Used different ingredients. When I made this Christmas cake, I used 2 cups of Brandy to soak my fruit in and it was the best ever. - 27 Dec 2010


Tried it in the office...gone in 60 seconds! - 30 Aug 2012

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