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Fruit Cake Recipe

Perfect for so many occasions.


The humble fruit cake is the cornerstone of home baking. Whether it's a Simnel, Christmas or wedding cake; whether you're marzipanning, Royal-icing or dunking in your tea, a never-fail recipe is a must.

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Luckily, gransnetters have come up trumps. Here are your best fruit cake recipes: 



Best for... works every time

Dillonsgranma shares this 'go to' recipe - simple, but effective.
  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 225g dried mixed fruit
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add one egg, 55g of the flour and 55g of fruit at a time and stir well until all the ingredients are mixed together. This stops the fruit sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 2 hours or until golden brown. A skewer should comes out clean from the centre of cake.



Best for... speedy baking

jintzy's recipe gives you a delicious fruit cake in just two steps - perfect for when you want a last-minute teatime treat.
  • raisin340g dried fruit
  • 225g sugar
  • 225g cooking margarine
  • 450g self-raising flour sifted with mixed spice added.
  • 1 egg beaten with 1/4 litre milk.

  1. Boil the first three ingredients together for 3 minutes and allow to cool.
  2. Mix this with all the other ingredients and tip it into a lined tin. Cover with 2 layers of foil and bake at 180C for 2 hours, removing the foil for last half hour.

...it's a simple as that!



Best for... the classic

Gally brings us her ultimate fruitcake - plenty of dried fruit, and you can even swap the water for tea!
  • fruitcake225g self-raising flour
  • 340g mixed dried fruit
  • 115g margarine
  • 1 egg (beaten) (you can use 2 if you like)
  • 1/4 pint water
  • 115g brown sugar
  • Pinch of mixed spice

  1. Put the water, margarine, sugar and fruit into a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool.
  2. Add the egg(s) and stir in flour and spices.
  3. Place mixture into an 20cm, lined tin and bake in a very moderate oven (150C), for about one hour.



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