Boiled fruit cake

by 247tasty

This boiled fruit cake is a special dessert. I love sweets, and I cannot leave without them. My top favorite is this boiled fruit cake. It’s super easy to whip up using only a few simple ingredients. Moist cake loaded with fruits with a hint of spice. I have baked too many cakes, but this is the only one that I am keeping on top!


2 large eggs
4 ounces butter or hard margarine
12 ounces mixed dried fruit (I use a combination of sultanas, raisins, and currants)
1 teaspoon mixed spice + 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
8 ounces plain flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder and a pinch of salt
6 ounces sugar (I use golden caster, but we used to use ordinarily granulated)

How to make Boiled fruit cake

Step 1: In a pan with a small mug of cold water (around 6 FL. Ounces or slightly more than a quarter of a pint), place the butter or hard margarine, sugar, mixed dried fruit, bicarbonate of soda, and mixed spice (plus 1 tsp ground ginger). Gently heat until the butter has melted. Then, allow the mixture to boil for about a minute.

Step 2: Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes, stirring often.

Step 3: Into a greased and lined 2-pound loaf tin, whisk the eggs and flour. Place in the oven and bake for about 1 1/4 hours at 140 degrees C (Gas mark 3). Once a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean the cake is done. If not, bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the oven when done and allow the cake to cool on a cooling rack.

Step 5: Wrapped the cake in foil and store for up to 1 week.

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