Thursday, 24 June 2021


The Famous 3 ingredient Fruit Cake

I know I am on a summer break from my page - but I have the most super recipe I can’t wait to share!

Another 3 ingredient recipe [check out the scones] from the Country Women’s Association of Australia. Sent to me by my cousin Jan. Well I never. If you told me this before I would have laughed! Talk about easy!! And so delicious and moist. But you must start the day before. A few add ons, if you wish. With questions like - can I add spice, or nuts? of course?? Can I add a splash of brandy into the coffee? Yes!  Here goes, you will not believe how easy it is!

1 kg bag of dried mixed fruit

large carton of iced coffee eg Starbucks [600ml]*

9 oz SR flour

In a large mixing bowl, soak the fruit in the iced coffee overnight and place in your fridge. Such hard work!

Next day, preheat your fan oven to 160C and line an 9 inch loose bottom tin, then… 

add the flour and mix well. Tip into your tin and bake for about 1¼ hours*.

Oh My!!! The cake will keep for about 1 month.

*Note: any alcohol can be added to make up the 600ml. I did not splash out on pricey store bought iced coffee and made my own, half water half milk, using Camp [about 4 tablespoonfuls], whole milk and some sugar to sweeten. [I used 3 dessertspoonfuls]

If the cake is browning too much cover with foil. I cover after 30 mins.

Thanks Jan!! x

ps if you have not tried the 3 ingredient scones, then get to it!! It is the only scone recipe I use now and they are made in a couple of minutes. 

*More notes: I turned my oven down to 150 after 25 mins and covered the cake and baked if for longer. Until just firm to the touch - probably 1½ hrs.

I know it says 3 ingredients, but I think it would benefit from a small egg.

In summer there are cartons of iced coffee in all stores, but I would think you needed a milky coffee.

For those not in the UK, Camp Coffee is a liquid chicory and coffee essence that is just the best for cooking for coffee flavour. I would never drink it, but for baking - super!!