Sunshine Fruit Cake

Recipe by auntchelle
READY IN: 1hr 45mins


  • 375
    g mixed dried fruit (fruit medley, see above)
  • 1
    cup orange juice
  • 14
    cup apple juice
  • 34
    cup grated apple
  • 34
    cup grated raw pumpkin
  • 14
    cup grated raw carrot
  • 2
    egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 14
    cups wholemeal self-rising flour
  • 1
    tablespoon cocoa
  • 1
    teaspoon mixed spice


  • In a saucepan combine the dried fruit and the two juices. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and cool overnight.
  • Next day: Grease a 20cm ring pan, paying particular attention to the centre area. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg Celsius.
  • Sift together all dry ingredients (flour, milk powder, cocoa & mixed spice).
  • Combine fruit mix, apple, pumpkin & carrot in a large bowl then stir in the egg whites.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 1.25 hours checking the cake after about 1 hour. (The cake may require a cover of some aluminium foil during the last stages, to stop the top from getting too brown.) Remove cake from oven, remove foil if used, and cool for 5 minutes. Carefully turn on to wire rack to cool.