Easy Recipes – Dutch Fruit Cake

by martine

Fruit Cake

Here’s a recipe for a Dutch Fruit Cake, it’s simple and yummy.

Your kids will love it, it’s perfect for morning or afternoon tea and also an ideal snack or for their lunch box.


  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 500g White Flour
  • 200g Whole Meal Flour
  • 200g Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Mixed Spice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 500ml Milk (Soy or Rice if preferred)
  • 100g Butter
  • 175g Dried Fruits (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 handfuls Walnuts, chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 170 Celsius / 338 Fahrenheit
  • Soak the dried fruits in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Butter a 10cm by 22cm cake tin
  • Sift flour & baking powder together in a bowl
  • Add mixed spice, sugar & salt and stir
  • In a pan warm the milk, do not boil
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the milk
  • Stir until butter is melted
  • Add milk mixture to the flour mixture and combine
  • Stir until mixture is smooth and sticky
  • Finally add the dried fruit and mix in well
  • Pour mixture into baking tin and cook for 50 minutes
  • To check it is done insert a fork into the cake. On removal it should come out clean. i.e. no cake mixture attached to the fork.
  • Cool and cut into slices

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