Easiest Fruit Cake In The World

Dave is back with a festive treat you won’t want to miss. His delicious fruit cake will knock your socks off and be a new favorite!

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The holiday season is well and truly upon us and if you are looking for the best easiest fruit cake recipe, we have got you covered!

Our superstar contributor, Dave Hood, has created a simple and delicious festive treat and we know you will be more than impressed. Dave says this one will well and truly exceed your expectations!

Fruit Cake Ingredients

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  • 1 medium box of cake mix (golden)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water from tea and fruit boil
  • 2 cups mixed fruit
  • 1 cup mixed fruit
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water for boiling dried fruit
  • 2 medium orange pekoe tea bags

Dave’s Kitchen Notes

Dave uses a golden cake mix due to it being a neutral flavor. He also uses a combination of cranberries, pineapple, bananas, walnuts etc. You can substitute with whatever you like. Dave also uses Betty Crocker Cake Mix in golden. This is because it is flavorless.

Best Easiest Fruit Cake Video

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Are you ready to learn how to make Dave’s easiest fruit cake? He’s here to show us step by step. In order to obtain the best possible result, be sure to watch. To see him in action, press play above ^

How To Make Fruit Cake Recipe

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  • Add the 2 cups of fruit, water, and tea bags to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir. Turn off the heat and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix over medium speed until well combined. Set aside.
  • Strain the fruit mixture (reserving 1 cup). Allow to cool down for a few minutes. In a small bowl, mix the flour and additional cup of fruit. Add both of the fruit mixtures to the wet we mixture and fold together.
  • Pour the mixture into 2 loaf pans with the bottoms lined with parchment paper. A large cake pan can be used as well.
  • Place the pans into a 350 degree F or 180 C preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake(s) to cool and serve.
  • Enjoy the world’s easiest fruit cake.

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