About this recipe: These wonderful fruit cakes are the perfect Christmas treat, which can be enjoyed anytime of the year. They are packed with fruit, nuts and spices.
This was gloriously moist. I ran out of walnuts and cherries but the recipe was robust to substitutions. One issue: I suspect the apple sauce has compromised some of this fruit cake's legendary longevity , I will be freezing mine to be on the safe side. Personally I will go easier on the cloves when I make this recipe again but it was delicious nonetheless! - 29 Mar 2015
Love this recipe! Easy to make (I am brand new to baking). Perfect for vegans, great for those who observe the Lent period. - 29 Mar 2014
In the early morning, whilst packing up enough food to feed eight in a very remote cottage on a new year break I suddenly realised I didn't have cake for my vegan son in law, so decided to quickly make the first recipe I stumbled upon.if I told you the changes I had to make to this recipe then you'd be amazed it turned out edible, never mind completely delicious. Not enough Apple? Try stewed rhubarb , no raisins? Use whatever is in your cupboard 😳 Dried cranberries, currants, apricots... Even prunes. And I have to say it really was gorgeous. - 02 Jan 2017