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BOILED FRUIT CAKE /Easiest fruit cake recipe

Boiled fruit cake-The easiest fruit cake recipe you can ever find.Super delicious ,moist and rich, this one bowl fruit cake is just perfect for the last minute needs.

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easy fruit cake recipe

Boiled fruit cake

Easy boiled fruit cake
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup Brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup Water ( i used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup oirange juice)
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp Dry ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 to 1.5 cups raisins,currants and cranberries ( i used 1 cup raisns and 1/2 cup cranberries)
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon zest (optional)
  • Orange zest from one orange(optional)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Candied mixed peel (I used 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries


  • In a sauce pan ,add brown sugar,water,butter,cinnamon,cloves and ginger powder,salt ,dried fruits(raisins,currants and cranberries) ,orange zest and lemon zest.Boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes.Now remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
    boiled fruit cake prep
  • Line a 8" loaf pan with parchment paper.Here i have used a small loaf pan and a 6" cake tin.Preheat the oven to 180 deg c.
    Once the mixture has cooled completely ,add the eggs and mix well.Next add the all purpose flour, baking soda , vanilla extract and candied peels. Mix gently using a spatula just until combined.(Do not overmix.)
    boiled fruit cake preparation
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared baking tin.
    boiled fruit cake preparation batter
  • Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
    boiled fruit cake baking
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword cakes, Christmas, fruit cake
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