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Boiled Fruitcake Recipe

Boiled Fruitcake

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"This recipe produces a really moist fruit cake it was given to me by my mom, and it's really easy. My mom uses it for Christmas cake by icing it. I use it for birthdays, Christmas, or just for a treat."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Line one 8 inch deep sided cake tin with parchment paper.
  2. Place the fruit cherries, peel, walnuts, sugar, butter or margarine, mixed spice, baking soda and milk in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Let mixture cool to body temperature.
  3. Stir in the flour and the eggs. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Wrap outside of pan with brown paper or newspaper.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 40 minutes then reduce temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and continue to baking cake for 1-1/2 hours. Remove cake from oven and allow it to cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn it out onto a cooling rack, remove greaseproof paper and leave until cool. Cake can be stored for up to 6 months wrapped in foil and in an air tight tin.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 21, 2004

A very good fruitcake. What I really like is that you make it in one pot that you cook and mix in. I used lt. brown sugar and added chopped dates and white raisins to the standard candied fruit marinated in a few spoons of brandy and apple juice. I also added vanilla and almond extract. Turns out perfect. Make in a big pot, not a saucepan. I used teflon and also teflon pan to bake in. Slid right out. Will be even better after it ages a day or two.

 
Dec 08, 2006

The first time i made this i followed it to a "T" and although wrapped and kept in a sealed box it went dry. The second time i made it, i soaked the fruit in brandy over night and substituted brandy for the milk. I left it sealed for a month before trying it, and it was lovely. It also stayed moist much longer than the original one.

 

7 Ratings

Dec 02, 2008

Just the best tastiest and moist fruit cake I have ever made .highly recomend this one! I am not a great cook but thisis so easy.I used chinese 5 spices and soaked the fruit for 4 days in sherry....... diverted a little.

 
Aug 30, 2010

Family members who hate fruitcake couldn't get enough when I made this recipe! I didn't use candied citron; dried cranberries, cherries, dates, and crystallized finely chopped ginger instead. Then I made a syrup with maraschino cherry juice, spiced rum and brandy, drenched the fruitcake and covered for a couple of days. Delicious!

 
Sep 26, 2012

Cake is simple to make. baked 2 smaller cakes & it took an hour in total to bake. Made it early for Christmas. Cut one to taste. really yummy & rich colour & light caramel taste (prob due to using brown sugar) & fruits did not sink..(which usually happen in past recipes). Next time will use white sugar. Keeper recipe :)

 
Dec 14, 2011

Bad for you, but oh so good. I don't think I could actually serve it out fast enough and almost everyone went back for seconds.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 99.4 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 19.4 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 621 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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