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Fruit cake recipes (141)

From traditional fruit cakes to a boiled fruit cake and more, we have loads of tried and tested recipes to choose from. Perfect for everything from afternoon tea to a snack, to a rich wedding or Christmas cake.

Top fruit cake recipes

 
54 reviews
 
1hr15min

An quick and easy fruit cake for tea time. Best eaten fresh.

Recipe by: Tessaann

 
88 reviews
 
1hr15min

A recipe that has been handed down through my family - a very nice cake to have when you want to sit down on the couch with a cup of tea. Beats bought cakes any day!

Recipe by: Cheeky_cook

 
6 reviews
 
2hr

Most rich fruit cakes are high in fat and added sugar, but this one is an exception. It's relatively low in fat, and depends mainly on dried fruits soaked in apple juice for natural sweetness. Decorated with nuts, and glacé and crystallised fruits, it makes a healthy cake that would be festive enough for Christmas.

Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

 
40 reviews
 
1hr50min

This is a Northern Ireland recipe given to me by my mum many years ago! You don't boil the cake, just the ingredients before you bake it.

Recipe by: WIGAN

 
4 reviews
 
2hr30min

This moist, fruit-rich cake is so packed with flavour that you will not notice it has none of the fat of traditional recipes. Makes a great base for a Christmas or wedding cake - decorate as you like.

Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

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