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Monday, November 2, 2015

Three Ingredient Fruit Cake

3 Ingredient Fruit Cake

Can you believe you can make an easy breezy fruit cake with only 3 ingredients? You won’t be able to resist this delicious cake! This is a CWA Prize Winning Recipe.  This version is made with Black Tea but scroll the page and you will find another version using Iced Coffee. Be sure to soak the fruit overnight prior to baking.

This recipe has been doing the rounds for years. Egg free. Butter free. Diabetic friendly. No added sugar. Makes an awesome Christmas Cake. My 11 year old son loves fruit cake and this morning he asked me to bake this for his lunch box this week. It is so easy and so moist. You can also add your favourite tipple and it also can be made with fruit juice. 


1kg mixed fruit (I used dates and sultanas)
3 cups black tea
3 cups self-raising flour


Preheat oven to 125C. Soak fruit in tea overnight. Stir flour into soaked fruit and mix well. Add more tea if the mixture is too dry. It is quite a thick mixture but sometimes the fruit really absorbs the liquid and it is hard to dampen the flour. Spoon mixture into a 22cm lined cake tin. Bake for 2½ hours or until cooked through. Remove and leave to cool. Wrap in tinfoil or place in an airtight container. Keeps for a month.


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