Fruit cake

We found a bag of mixed dried fruit that will be expired soon. So we decided to use it in a fruit cake.


Fruit cake

Fruit cake

Chocolate cake made with dried fruit.

Published: May 2, 2020
Adapted from: Recipe from by King Arthur Baking Everyone's Favorite Fruitcake
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 90 minutes
Keywords: Cake
Yield: 8 serving
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Western


  • 227g unsalted butter
  • 300g (2 cups) brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs (about 50g each)
  • 360g (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 11g (2 tablespoons) cocoa powder
  • 75g (1/4 cup) treacle
  • 116g (1/2 cup) water
  • 500g mixed dried fruits socked with cherry brandy


  1. Preheat the fan forced oven to 150°C (300°F).
  2. Make sure both butter and eggs are at room temperature.
  3. Use an electric mixer to cream the butter with sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time to ensure the egg is emulsified with the mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and cocoa together with salt, baking powder and ground spices.
  6. Fold the flour into the mixture gently.
  7. Add the treacle and water into the mixture beating gently to combine.
  8. Stir in the fruit with any collected liquid into the mixture.
  9. Pour the mixture in the lined 9 inch pan.
  10. Bake it for one hours or when a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Turn off the heat and store the cake at room temperature in a container when it is cool completely.



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