There are substantial collection of recipes out there for fruit cake. Some are heavily loaded with dried fruit,
butter and eggs. Even alcohol is being used for soaking the fruit overnight. If it is done in a traditional way, it takes time to bake this perennial favorite.
This is an express version without spending a long hours to bake one. Though the ingredients used are mixed dried fruit, self rising flour, milk, brown sugar and desiccated coconut, it turned out as good as the richer fruit cake.
If time is your constraint, consider baking this easy cake with great result.
5 CUPS FRUIT CAKE (EGGLESS)
Yield : One 8 in loaf
Adapted from GregsKitchen
1 C self rising flour
1 C milk
1 C dried fruit
1 C desiccated coconut
1/2 C brown sugar
Preheat oven @ 175C and grease 8 in cake pan.
Place flour, sugar, coconut and dried fruit in a mixing bowl.
Pour in milk and stir to combine.
Pour batter into prepared pan, bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool in the pan 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.