Wreath Fruit Cake

    2 hours 20 minutes

    This is a great fruit cake that is cooked in a ring tin giving the impression of a wreath. Includes ingredients beyond the standard fruit cake including dates, pineapple and coconut.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 cup red and green glace cherries
    • 3/4 cup dates, pitted and diced
    • 3/4 cup glace pineapple, diced
    • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250g butter
    • 1 1/4 cups (280g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line a ring tin with 2 layers of baking paper then grease well.
    2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in sultanas, dates, cherries, pineapple, nuts and coconut. Stir until all fruit is coated.
    3. In another large bowl cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar. Add lemon rind, lemon juice and eggs then mix well. Stir in fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 2 hours. Cool.

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    I tried this fruitcake in the last minute before Xmas. I substituted the sugar with rum-flavoured brown sugar and the result was fantastic. I baked two loaves and they disappeared within a day! Thank you for this easy and tasty recipe! Niki from Hungary  -  27 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the first fruit cake that I have ever baked. I know it is not Christmas, but I love fruit cake and this was the only recipe that I could find that did not have brandy or rum in it and it is the best. I can't stop eating it.  -  07 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I am NOT a cook having to learn after my wife's death. But this recipe was easy to follow and it was FANTASTIC. It tasted like the fruit cake I have always eaten growing up.  -  05 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)