Simplest Cake in the World!

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“It doesn't get much easier than this! Use good quality fruit for even more flavour. From chef Wendy Taylor from the North Coast NSW, Australia”
2hrs 40mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 kg mixed dried fruit, use some prunes and figs for extra richness
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 cups orange juice concentrate (I substitute 1 cup of juice with rum or try Baileys Irish cream)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice (or 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ½ teaspoon ground cloves)


  1. Line a high cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Mix the ingredients together, pour into tin and bake at 200 C for 20 minutes, 175C for 20 minutes and 140 C until cooked- just over an hour in fan forced ovens.
  3. The whole cooking time is about 2- 2 ½ hours in total.

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