Easy apple fruit cake

Easy apple fruit cake

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Cuts into 12 slices
This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal350
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.63g
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Ingredients

  • 200g butter, softened plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 eating apples, grated (approx 100g each)
    Apples

    Apple

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    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 300g mixed sultanas and raisins

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the bottom of a deep, round 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper. Beat the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl (electric hand- beaters are best for this), until pale and thick. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold in the fruit until evenly combined.

  2. Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 50 mins-1 hr or until the cake is dark golden, springy to the touch and has shrunk away from the tin slightly. A skewer inserted into the centre will come out clean when it’s ready. Cool completely before decorating. Will keep, wrapped in an airtight container or iced, for up to a week, or can be frozen un-iced for up to a month – defrost fully before decorating.

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blackmores6
15th Oct, 2012
Took to France to share with my French in laws. They just loved it. the easiest recipe of fruit cake I have ever made and tasted the best too.
aperni
3rd Oct, 2012
5.05
I made this for christmas last year and fed it with raspberry liquor, it was wonderful!! I will definitely do the same this year!
ajnicholls
25th Sep, 2012
5.05
Fantastic recipe, so easy to make and so yummy to eat! Had to cook mine for longer than recipe stated but that isn't unusual for my oven! Was wondering if anyone had changed the recipe at all to make a larger cake?
lizhoof
2nd Sep, 2012
5.05
Fantastic cake and so easy to make. Not sure if you are meant to peel tha apples prior to grating - i didn't bother and I don't think it made any difference. Cooking time is longer than in recipe - my cake took 1 hour 15 or so. Can't comment on how well it keeps, as it was eaten within 2 days! Will definitely make this again.
hurra03
13th Aug, 2012
5.05
Fantastic recipe. The apples were quite juicy so next time I might add another egg as it sank after 1hr baking. Very scrummy and doesn't need icing.
whatapudding
9th Jul, 2012
5.05
Fantastic, the whole family loved this cake. Great with a nice cup of tea.
traceyallin
18th May, 2012
5.05
What a lovely cake. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. I used 2 medium size eating apples and cooked for exactly 1 hr at 160 fan oven. Perfect. Will definitely make again.
sjcauser1
6th May, 2012
4.05
Made this cake and was concerned like others that it was crumbly on the day it was made but the next day and after freezing, it cut beautifully. It's definitely one of those cakes that gets better with age. Gave some to a neighbour who had just moved in to welcome them to their new home and received great feedback.
ness342
9th Apr, 2012
5.05
Forgot to rate it x
ness342
9th Apr, 2012
5.05
Made this cake for the 2nd time today really nice the last one I made was for a fussy friends 50th birthday and she loved it made on one day laced with brandy every other day for a weeks hen marzipaned and iced it and ate it 5 days later it was GORGEOUS

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