Dan’s Fruitcake recipe

Dans Fruitcake

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– 1KG bag of mixed fruit

– 2 cups of self raising flour

– 2 cups of boiled water

Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of Vanilla essence

1-2 teaspoons ground mixed spices

zest of 2-3 oranges

1/4 cup poppy seeds


1 Soak mixed fruit in water (& spices, zest, vanilla) for minimum 10 hours.  Either overnight or soak in morning for baking at night

2 Mix in flour then poppy seeds, may need to add extra flour if mix is too runny

3 bake at 190-200c for ~35-45 minutes depending on oven and size of baking dish.  The shallower the quicker.  Outside should be golden.

Rest cake for a day before serving for best result.

Enjoy with your friends :-)

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