Very Easy Fruit Cake

    14 hours 15 minutes

    A good friend gave me this recipe, you could have a competition on guessing the ingredients of this fail proof cake and nobody would pick it. Truly one of the moistest cakes you could ever find. The top can be decorated with blanched almonds before baking, if you like.


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    Serves: 30 

    • 1kg dried mixed fruit
    • 700mls chocolate milk
    • cooking oil spray
    • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Extra time:12hours soaking  ›  Ready in:14hours15min 

    1. Soak the mixed fruit in the chocolate milk overnight in the fridge.
    2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease a 25cm square cake tin and line the base and sides with baking paper, with the paper coming over the sides by about 5cm. Spray the paper with some cooking spray.
    3. Sift the flour into the soaked fruit one cup at a time and mix in well after each addition. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 1½-2 hours. After 1½ hours insert a skewer or cake tester into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean your cake is ready to be taken from the oven.
    5. Cool the cake in the tin for 30 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to fully cool.

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    I didn't use chocolate milk, I have used orange juice or pineapple juice in lieu of the milk. You can still add the brandy, and it lasts much longer and tastes much better.  -  30 Nov 2011


    How long would this cake last if you covered it with fondant? (Im concerned about the milk in it, and the fact that you cant refridgerate or even place a fondant covered cake in an air tight container)  -  09 Nov 2011


    What a crap cake. Bitter as anything....had to throw it out. What a complete waste of ingredients and time  -  22 Apr 2011