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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.16 / 5 (38 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr
8-12 depending on how cake is cut

Easiest boiled fruit cake ever, would make excellent christmas cake with a tablespoon of brandy added each week for 4 weeks before christmas.


1. Put fruit, sugar, butter and water in pan

2. Cook until boiling and simmer until fruit swells about 4/5 mins

3. Leave to cool slightly - 5-10 mins

4. Beat eggs and add to fruit with treacle combines easily

5. Sift in flour and mixed spice.

6. Put in prepared round 18 x 6cm (7"x 2.1/2") cake tin, lined or greased. I use non stick cake tin liners.

7. Bake in centre of pre-heated oven for 60 minutes or until inserted knitting needle or skewer comes out clean.

8. Cool on wire rack and keep in tin or wrap in foil.


  • 385g Mixed dried fruit (preheat oven Gas 4 350f 180c)
  • 175g muscavado Sugar
  • 275ml water
  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs whipped
  • 225g self-raising flour sifted
  • 5ml mixed spice sifted into flour
  • 5-10mls black treacle

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I ate the whole of this cake in 7 days - except for one piece, which I begrudgingly, gave to a neighbour. Meag Yum!

NoniP85727 NoniP85727  Posted 07 Sep 2010 6:33 AM