Easy Peasy Fruit Cake

    10 hours 20 min

    There's more fruit in this cake than you can shake your stick at. It's moist, dense and packed full of plump dried fruit. Enjoy during Christmastime. It will keep for 3-4 weeks.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 1kg dried mixed fruit
    • 150g fruit and nut chocolate, chopped
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 500ml strong black coffee (or orange juice)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr20min 

    1. Soak fruit overnight in coffee. Next day, add chocolate and flour and mix well.
    2. Line and grease bottom and sides of a round 22 or 28cm cake tin. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
    3. Bake the cake in preheated oven for 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Check for doneness at 1 1/2 hours.

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    Do you melt chocolate of put in in chunks to melt in cake mixture?  -  23 Jul 2015


    Well I have got to be honest I didn't think it would work but was I wrong. It is the juiciest fruit cake that I have tasted. I will be making one for Christmas with a few adjustments to the ingredients, I will mix a good slug of brandy with the coffee and replace some of the fruit with cherries and maybe some ginger oh yes and just use whole nut chocolate xx  -  14 Nov 2014


    made this at the weekend as stated above by nannyogg64 i didnt think it would work it took longer to cook than stated but it was the easiest recipe ever and tasted lovely will be making it again for a friends 50th wedding anniversary but will be decorated and with added brandy emmaw28 just chop the chocolate as small as you can and it melts while baking tastes divine  -  27 Jul 2015