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Easy Fruit Cake

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 45 minsTotal Time2 hrs 5 mins

An easy light fruit cake, good for any time of the year!


 250 g Self raising flour
 125 g Margarine or butter
 125 g Light brown sugar
 3 Large eggs
 ½ tsp Baking powder
 400 g Mixed fruit
 60 ml Milk
 1 tbsp Jam, level tablespoon
 (You can add other fruit or nuts as you wish)

Add the ingredients except the fruit into a large bowl or mixer/food processor. Beat together well, but don't overdo it. Add the dried fruit and stir in by hand. Put the mixture in the lined tin.


Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and test with a toothpick. When it comes out clean the cake is done. If not, return to the oven for 10 minutes and repeat. You may need up to 1 hour 45 mins.
Take the cake out of the oven and leave in the tin for a while before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight box when cool.