easy fruitcake recipe
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Easy Fruitcake Recipe

This fruitcake recipe is really the simplest you’ll ever get. Although the recipe does not instruct that, it helps the fruit to swell out nicely when they are soaked in the orange juice for a few hours. Sometimes the orange juice is a bit sour, in which case a half cup of sugar may be added. Nothing prevents you from adding a cup of nuts of your own choice.

easy fruitcake recipe

Easy Fruitcake

Sadie F
This fruitcake is ideal for the holidays
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine South African
Servings 20 People
Calories 221 kcal


  • 1 kg fruitcake mix
  • 500 ml orange juice
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 small egg
  • 100 ml brandy


  • Mix all ingredients together, except brandy.
  • Line pan with wax paper and grease.
  • Place oven rack low in the oven.
  • Bake for 2 hours at 130°C (270ºF).
  • Once the cake has cooled, pour brandy over and cover in foil.


Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 99IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
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