Sunday, December 20, 2009

The easiest fruitcake recipe ever!

I don't usually make a Christmas Cake ... there's only two of us in the family that eat it, and a whole cake seems like too much hassle (and too much on our waistlines), so I tend to have a tiny shop bought one, albeit usually dry and pale and not very Christmassy ... buuuuut, this year will be different ... I found a recipe for the easiest, richest fruitcake ever :) It was so easy that I'm thinking of making another one to ice and have as a centre piece on the table on Christmas Day. I made this one today, and of course, HAD to cut into it to see how it tasted ;D (Now that it's cut, I might use some of it to make Christmas cake ice cream and maybe some rum balls) ... anyways, here's the recipe, (and don't be put off by the small ingredient list!)

1kg dried fruit
600ml iced coffee or iced chocolate
2 cups self raising flour

Soak the fruit in the iced coffee in the fridge overnight (you'll know when it's been long enough when all the liquid gets absorbed)
Stir in the 2 cups of flour
Place in a large greased and lined cake tin, and bake at 180 degrees for an hour and a half
...that's it!!
I'm thinking that with my next cake, I might swap the iced coffee for Baileys, just to make it a bit more festive, but still less boozy than a traditional cake :)


2paw said...

My mum makes a cake like that but it uses tea. Your cake looks delicious!!

Christine said...

This sounds great....I just might give it a go tonight. Thanks.

Joyce Gimfil said...

My mother-in-law was telling me about this EXACT recipe the other day-she had made it with 600ml of choc milk, but said I could use anything, even lemonade instead- and her cake was sooo yummy!

By the way, I'm from Adelaide too and I love to sew!

Wyld Woman