Easy apple fruit cake

Easy apple fruit cake

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(94 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 200g butter, softened plus extra for greasing



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  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten



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

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



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  • 300g mixed sultanas and raisins


  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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29th Nov, 2012
Lovely cake made it with shredded apple and carrot and a couple drops of rum. Light easy and very tasty...also made cuppies from it and decorated for a friends christening party - easy to decorate.
22nd Nov, 2012
Forgot my stars:)
22nd Nov, 2012
Delicious and easy! I made it yesterday for my workmates and they enjoyed it. But I have substituted raisins for dried cranberries and used granulated sugar and marple syrop, so my cake was a little bit lighter in color. Also I cut sugar almost a half, but it was still very sweet, good with tea or black coffee. Will definitely cook it again.
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.
3rd Oct, 2012
I made this for christmas last year and fed it with raspberry liquor, it was wonderful!! I will definitely do the same this year!
25th Sep, 2012
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?
2nd Sep, 2012
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.
13th Aug, 2012
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.
9th Jul, 2012
Fantastic, the whole family loved this cake. Great with a nice cup of tea.
18th May, 2012
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.


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