Light Fruit Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy light fruit cake recipe? Learn how to make light fruit cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vickislack

Makes 12 servings



You can wrap up this tasty fruit cake and store it for 10 days, but you'll probably want to eat it all at once!

Recipe Ingredients for light fruit cake

50 g dried dates, chopped
350 g (12oz) mixed dried fruit
100 g (4oz) demerara sugar
100 g (4oz) butter or margarine
2 eggs
225 g (8oz) self-raising flour
50 g (2oz) glace cherries or nuts
1 tsp mixed spice

Recipe Directions for light fruit cake

  1. Put the dates and mixed fruit in a large pan with the sugar, butter and 150ml (1/4 pint) water. Put the pan on a gentle heat and slowly melt the butter and sugar. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.

  2. Set the fruit to one side to cool completely (about 1 to 2 hours, or overnight if you like).

  3. Line the base and sides of an 18cm (7in) square cake tin (loose-bottomed, if you've got one) with baking paper.

  4. Break the eggs into the fruit pan and stir. Fold in the flour, cherries or nuts and mixed spice.

  5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, sprinkle with extra sugar and bake at 150C, 300F or gas 2, for 1 hour, 15 mins.

  6. 6. When the cake is ready, let it cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 80.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
254
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
71mg
3%
Potassium
307mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
44.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
3.8g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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