Fruity On The Rooty Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe That Grandma Will Love

boiledfruitcakeFruity Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe

I used to make this recipe as a kid. It was so easy to make and you didn’t have to wait around too long like you do for some other types of fruit cakes. The fruit cake was so moist and everyone loved it. I would put some almond icing on it and it was such a sweet treat. now i am going to reveal this recipe to you. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.

Fruity On The Rooty Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe That Grandma Will Love

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 12

Fruity On The Rooty Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe That Grandma Will Love


  • Ingredients For The Fruit Cake
  • 8 oz margarine or butter
  • 4 oz Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Pint Milk
  • 1lb mixed fruit
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 4 oz Glace Cherries
  • 2 oz chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 12 oz Self Raising Flour


  1. Put all of the ingredients for the fruit mix in a large saucepan bring it to the boil for a few minutes and then allow to cool for about 30 minutes
  2. You will need to Preheat oven to 160C
  3. Slowly add the cherries and nuts and then stir through
  4. Add eggs and make sure you mix well, add all of the flour and carefully fold through the mix.
  5. Place all of the mixture onto a greased and floured 7'  or 8' - deep cake tin. Put some greaseproof paper around the out-side of the tin allowing the paper to come over the edges of the tin, or alternatively you can place over the top about half way through baking. You will need to Bake for 2 hours however check after about 1.5 hours , to see if cooked thoroughly using a skewer. If not then bake a little more until the skewer comes out clean from the fruit cake. Allow to cool down then either decorate with marzipan and royal icing ( I love the almond icing), or apricots and some cherries and glaze with melted apricot jam.

This cake is so moist and sweet it melts in your mouth.

Below is a Youtube video that explains the process of making this delicious fruit cake below:


I’m Julie. This is where my love of cupcakes, digital photography as well as writing comes to life! How did this recipe thing all begin? In November of 2012, I made the decision that I needed to keep a log of my recipes, so I started a simple recipe blog. This beautiful collection of cupcakes and cafe delights continues to grow every week and I can’t wait to see where it is 5 years down the road. My grandma encouraged all of my baking. At family gatherings with well over 250 individuals the midst of absolutely no where, she consistently was able to create perfect cherry cobblers along with other goodies for dessert over the campfire. It seemed to be like magic for me.

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