Monday, 24 December 2012

Oaklands eggless easy double cream fruit cake !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Probably a little late for this recipe as Christmas is in fact tomorrow but I guess that this proves that it is possible to make a yummy scrummy xmas fruit cake with no need to panic as that dreaded Christmas dinner looms upon you. This cake takes max 2 hours of your time leaving you those precious hours for your Christmas prep!

Admittedly, it's been a while that I've written a post: the excuse that the world would end on the 21st, saving me from having to cook, pretty much stopped me from making anything special for Christmas! Ok, fine, that's a little far-fetched and very much a joke, but still now that we're all still alive I may as well get cracking!!!

I actually got the ingredients and the recipe from Oaklands School where they were selling the recipe goody bags for charity. I followed the easy step-by-step instructions and an hour and a half later I had a wonderfully moist fruit cake that begged to be decorated. Naturally, this became a job for the kids of the house and I think we've done a wonderful job! ;)

You will need:-
  • 350g mixed dried fruit
  • 300ml double cream ( you can use butter if you like 110g)
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1tsp bi soda ( you can use 2 eggs )
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 level tsp of mixed spice
  • A greased and lined 7 inch (18cm) cake tin ( I followed instructions from this site )
Pre heat the oven to gas mark 3 (325F) (170c)
Place cream,fruit,sugar and water in a pan, then stir it all and bring the mixture up to simmering point.
Then simmer it for 15 minutes-keeping the heat fairly low and stirring several times to prevent it from sticking.
Do not go away or forget it or it will boil to toffee !
After that remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool a bit ( about half an hour ).
Add the sifted flour, mixed spice into fruit mixture.
Mix all this thoroughly, and then put the mixture into tin.
Bake on the centre shelf of oven for 30 minutes. Then reduce heat to mark 2 (300F) (150c) and continue to bake for a further half an hours.
Allow the cake to cool in the tin for about 10-15 minutes.
Before turning it out to cool on wire rack.
Decorate after completely cool. We have used fondant icing and edible spray.

Maybe good for Christmas !!
Linking this cake recipe to JCO's event Grand Festive Feasts
Celebrate - Christmas guest host by Divya Prakash event by JCO
Know your flours - Plain flour guest host by Archana Potdar event by JCO
Know your natural sweetness - Brown sugar guest host by Krithi Karthi event by JCO .


  1. Wow I'm loving this the frosting....yummmm

  2. Cake looks luvly dear...
    Happy to follow u,wud be glad if u can follow back.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to u too!

  3. Wow looks delicious.Thanks for linking

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  5. Mindblowing cake, highly irresistible.


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