Boiled Fruitcake33 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 2 hr 10 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 40 min
“This recipe produces a really moist fruitcake. It was given to me by my mom, and it's really easy. My mom uses it for Christmas cake by icing it. I use it for birthdays, Christmas, or just for a treat. If mixed spice is unavailable, substitute with a pinch each of cinnamon, coriander, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.” - by Mark Richards
Original recipe yields 1 - 8 inch cake
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Line one 8x3 inch round cake tin with parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan, combine mixed fruit, cherries, citrus peel, walnuts, sugar, butter, milk, mixed spice, and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Stir in flour and eggs. Pour into the prepared pan. Wrap outside of pan with brown paper or newspaper.
- Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 40 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and continue to baking cake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cake from oven, and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a cooling rack, remove paper, and cool completely. Cake can be stored for up to 6 months wrapped in foil and in an airtight tin.
Amount Per Serving (10 total)
- 558 cal
- 19.6 g
- 92.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (33)Rate This Recipe
"Was looking for a last minute fruit-cake recipe for Christmas - I made this at 9pm on Christmas eve and it was a hit on Christmas day! My husband even came back for seconds. I did add about 5% more on..." See more the fruit side... made for a wonderfully heavy and moist cake (mother did always say that the worth of the fruitcake is told by the weighing!) Thanks!"
"Great recipe! I did not wrap the pans with paper & they still turned out perfectly. I doubled the recipe for two pans. Used 2 C raisins, 1 C dates, 2 C craisins, 6oz pineapple and 2 C apricots inst..." See moreead of the cherries and citrus peel. 1 tsp cloves & 2 tsp cinnamon - the perfect amount. The house smells wonderful too!"
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