youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo whatsapp Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Email Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More recipes Recipe search

Rich Fruitcake

A community recipe by

Not tested or verified by

Print me


This is the easiest fruitcake recipe I know of! It's seriously rich and always a winner served buttered with tea! A great cake to have in the freezer in case of 'emergencies' - serious comfort food.


Serves: 6-8

  • 8 ounces soft butter ()
  • 8 ounces soft dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces mixed dried fruit
  • 5 chopped dates
  • 5 chopped figs
  • 1 tub candied cherries (a large tub, cherries halved)
  • 10 ounces chopped walnuts
  • 12 ounces self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Rich Fruitcake is a community recipe submitted by Jennypen and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 140C
  • Mix together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs. Beat in sieved flour and spices.
  • Stir in the fruit - but omit some cherries for decoration.
  • Spoon into 2 greased and floured loaf tins and smooth the top of each cake.
  • Place 3/4 cherries ontop of each cake as decoration.
  • Bake at 140C for approx 1 hour 45 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Additional Information

    This cake will keep in an airtight tin/foil for weeks. Can also be frozen.

    Tell us what you think