Auntie’s Easy Fruit Cake

This recipe has been passed on (indirectly) to me from an Auntie in my extended family, and it is very easy to make. That is why I have given it this name!

The magic ingredient is a jar of Fruit Mince (the tasty filling that is usually reserved for mince pies at Christmas) – I use Robertson’s but you can use any brand that you like.

Judging by some comments that have been made, I think my husband now wants me to make this cake every week!


  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • 140g/5oz sugar
  • 140g/5oz soft margarine
  • 410g/14oz jar Fruit Mince
  • 85g/3oz mixed dried fruit (or just sultanas if you prefer)
  • 3 eggs
  • 25g/1oz flaked almonds, optional, to top


  • Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan forced/340F.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended. 
  • Put the batter into a deep non-stick 18cm/7in springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  (You can line the base with greaseproof paper if you want.)
  • If using, sprinkle the flaked almonds on top of mixture.

  • Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, then cover the pan with some aluminium foil (to prevent over-browning).
  • Cook for another 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when the middle of the cake is tested.
  • Leave to cool in the pan then turn out.
  • Enjoy!
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2 Responses to Auntie’s Easy Fruit Cake

  1. this looks DELICIOUS and super simple
    Please stop by and say hi.

  2. Pingback: Fruit and Oats Loaf Cake | Recipe Adaptors

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