Dave's Favorite Fruit Cake

peggy allen


I never had a fruit cake until my husband made this for me. Ever since I tried it it has been my all time favorite cake. The hint of mixed spice with the fruit is to die for. I hope you enjoy my husband cake as much as I do.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
50 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 300 g
    self rising flour
  • 110 g
  • 110 g
    caster sugar
  • 250 g
    mixed dried fruit, inc. cherries if desired
  • 1
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    mixed spices, optional

How to Make Dave's Favorite Fruit Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 180c. Line 6" round cake tin. Soak dried fruit in boiling water.
  2. Rub butter into flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Drain fruit and add sugar and fruit to flour mixture. Add mixed spices, if using.
  3. Add egg and milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Pour into cake tin and sprinkle to with Demerara, course brown sugar, pat down with spoon (for making a crunchy top)
  4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on rack then remove from cake tin.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dave's Favorite Fruit Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #fruit cake

Show 1 Comment & Review

27 Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake Recipes

27 Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Chocoholics rejoice! 27 Blue Ribbon chocolate cake recipes that will make all your chocolate dreams come true. We suggest adding a gallon of milk to your grocery list today.

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We love us some pound cakes, the mouth-watering amazingness is always worth the extra time on the treadmill. Here are some of our favorites!