Apple and Raisin Fruit Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a great fruit cake that includes three fresh apples as well as raisins, walnuts and spices. I have included a cream based icing but you can use another type if desired.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (450g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup (75ml) milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3 cups apple, peeled, cored, and diced
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
    • 2 cups (500ml) heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup (90g) icing sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm cake tins.
    2. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat together flour, sugar, mayonnaise, milk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves scraping the bowl frequently for 2 minutes. Batter will be thick.
    3. Stir in the diced apples, raisins and walnuts.
    4. Spread batter into prepared cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    5. Cool in tins on wire racks for 10 minutes then remove and cool the cakes on wire racks.
    6. In a large bowl whisk the cream and icing sugar until stiff peaks form. Fill and frost the cake.

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    to save time, I used a spice cake mix and just added the mayo, milk, apples, nuts, and raisins. Yummy!!  -  21 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've been making this cake with consistently excellent results for over 25 years. I make a homemade buttercream frosting that I frost similarly to a german chocolate cake - just between the layers and on top, not the sides. It the most requested cake for family get togethers.  -  09 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Ran out of milk; just used water and it was still moist. I put a caramel frosting on it instead of the cream...yummy. So easy; like the "dump" cakes.  -  07 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)