Super-simple fruitcake

Super-simple fruitcake

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 8

This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal505
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 175ml olive oil, plus extra for greasing
    olive oil

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  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

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  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ orange, juiced
    Orange

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  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

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  • 200g mixed dried fruit
  • 200g apricot jam
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3. Grease and line the base of two 20cm springform cake tins with baking parchment.

  2. Stir together the oil and sugar, add the eggs, flour, baking powder, spices and juices, and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until pourable and reasonably runny. Gently fold in the fruit, then divide the batter evenly between the tins. Bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, then leave to cool.

  3. When cool, remove from the tins and sandwich the cakes together with jam. Sieve some icing sugar on top to serve.

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MayaRoseX's picture
MayaRoseX
26th Dec, 2016
5.05
Looks yummy. I am thirteen and one of my favourite recipes to make is pretzel roll treats. The recipe is on the ROLO website and they are the perfect blend of salty and sweet
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