The Easiest Fruitcake Ever!

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This has replaced our family Christmas cake it is so good. You can easily add or change flavour to suit yourselves. Suggestions: trying adding rum essence; add a handful of nuts and glace cherries at Xmas; or add small amount of chocolate chips. Requires overnight soaking. Freezes well. (Australian measurements used)


  1. Add coffee to fruit and soak overnight.
  2. Next day preheat oven to 160 deg Celsius. Lightly grease and line a 21cmx21cm cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Add the flour to the soaked fruit and stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Bake for approximately 2 hours, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. (If any exposed fruit on top is browning too quickly, cover cake with loose layer of aluminium foil.).
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Most Helpful

I feel that this recipe is missing something the dried fruit was the only sugar in the recipe and after only 30 min in the oven it was done. This recipe was not very good... I was not impressed with it at all. Sour tasting

gemgirl31 December 15, 2008

really is the easiest to make, and surprisingly sweet. I found mine didnt rise at all, so the way they went into the tin, is the way they came out! If you want them to look neater, smoth the tops.

mummamills September 26, 2006