Easy Date Fruitcake

    1 hour 40 minutes

    Want a fruitcake for Christmas but don't want to go to the trouble? This recipe uses date loaf mix from the supermarket and a handful of mixed glace fruit for an easy and delicious alternative.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 1 (415g) packet date loaf mix
    • 2 cups chopped pecans
    • 2 cups raisins
    • 680g mixed glace fruit

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour25min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour bottom and sides of a 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl combine eggs and water. Stir in date loaf mix, chopped pecans, raisins and glace fruit. Pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 75 to 85 minutes, or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
    4. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Loosen edges and remove from pan. Cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil and store in refrigerator.

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    wow! i still can't get over the fact how a box of date quick bread was the base for such a tasty fruitcake! my candied fruit selection consisted of 8 oz. each: cherries, pineapple & a mixed variety. the fruitcake baked up perfectly in a 10" tube pan & was done in 85 minutes. thanks diane, i made your yummy recipe 5 days ago & we're still nibbling away.....  -  26 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Quick, easy, and good! I've never made fruitcake before because of the time involved with other recipes! Next time I will dredge my raisins in flour first as they seemed to sink when it baked. I made it in 2 loaf pans lined with parchment paper, and cut the baking time to about 50 minutes- worked great!  -  17 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I prepared it just as instructed and it came out beautifully!  -  25 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)