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Fruit Cake

Preparation: 40 mins

Cooking: 75 mins

Serves 12, costs under £3.00


  • 12 Dried Dates (180g)
  • ½ Pints Water (300ml)
  • 1 Bag Dried Mixed Fruit (500g)
  • 9 Tablespoons Wholemeal Flour (180g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (4g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder (4g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice (3g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Almonds (25g)
  • 2 Oranges (110g) (juice only)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


1. In a medium saucepan place the dates and water, bring just to the boil and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Stir occasionally until all of the dates have broken down to a pulp then leave to cool slightly.

2. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan oven / 325°F / gas mark 4. Line a loaf or 20cm round tin with greaseproof/ baking paper.

3. Apart from the oranges add all other ingredients to the pan and mix together. 

4. Squeeze the juice of the oranges into a jug or cup and gradually add to the pan until the mixture is moist but not too wet.

5. Put the mixture into the tin and bake in oven for approximately 75 minutes. The cake should be browning on top.

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