Three ingredient fruit cake
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3 ingredient cake

Delicious cake using the barest minimum
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Pudding, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: cake, vegan, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Low Fat, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
Cost: 11p



  • 600 g dried fruit mixed, with peel, around £1.74
  • 600 ml liquid I used cold tea
  • 300 g flour self raising, 45p value flour/1.5kg, 9p


  • In a large bowl, mix the mixed fruit and liquid together and leave to soak overnight.
  • Please don’t miss out this step, you will get an unsatisfactory result if you do.
  • The next day, stir through the flour.
  • The mix needs to be just moist, it’s not very wet. I added a bit too much liquid and had to cook it for a good bit longer.
  • Put it all in a prepared 20cm tin (lined or buttered), and bake at 160°C for 1 hour or until cooked through.
  • Click here to start a 1 hour timer
  • Test this with a sharp knife pushed in the cake. If it comes out dry, the cake is done, if wet, cook it for a bit longer.
  • Leave to firm in the tin for a bit, then remove and leave to cool on a rack.
  • Slice when cold and store in an airtight container, or in the freezer.



Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg