Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I know a lot of people don't like fruitcake, but I love it and can't understand what's not to love;-). This is a nice simple one from my high school cookbook. I've made a couple of changes to the original recipe over the years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350f.
  2. Place the sugar, water, fruit, peel, glace cherries, almond, spices, soda and butter in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from the heat when it reaches the boil, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the beaten egg, sifted flours and pour into a prepared tin-greased and lined 7 inch square or 8 inch round cake tin.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before removing to cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

A good fruitcake !! Excellent flavoring also. I only had to bake this for 45 minutes, and it was done. Otherwise, a very tasty fruitcake.

weekend cooker October 18, 2008