4 ingredient fruit cake

    4 ingredient fruit cake

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    10hr30min


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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.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

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

    Method
    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)

    Camillerorant
    21

    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

    Camillerorant
    13

    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

    10

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

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