3 Ingredient Christmas Fruit Cake – CUPCAKE SIZE


November 17, 2020

3 Ingredient Christmas Fruit Cake – CUPCAKE SIZE 5 0 5 3
  • Prep: 12 hrs
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • 12 hrs

    2 hrs 30 mins

    14 hrs 30 mins

  • Yields: 12 cupcakes


750gm dried mixed fruit

560ml of milk iced coffee drink *see notes*

2 cups SR Flour


1These are using our existing popular 3 ingredient fruit cake recipes but scaling them down to cupcake sizes for those who keep asking :)


1Combine fruit and iced coffee in a bowl in fridge overnight - for 12hrs minimum

2After soaking time has completed, add flour to the soaked fruit and stir to combine well

3Divide this cake mix into 24 silicone cupcake cases

4Cook on high for 2.5hrs with tea towel trick in place

5Serve hot with a dollop of melting butter, serve hot or cold as a pudding dessert for Christmas or serve as individual cakes - however you prefer to enjoy them - but you will enjoy these yummy treats for sure!


1I used 2 x 375gm boxes of good quality fruit (Sunbeam brand)

2I used my favourite iced coffee milk drink but you can swap fluids of same volume for juices, chocolate milk or alcohol additions - just keep to total fluid of 560mls

3I cooked in a 7L searing slow cooker. It has a metal bowl so I placed the silicone cases directly onto slow cooker bottom. If using a ceramic style slow cooker bowl sit them in a cm of shallow water first to avoid dry cooking the bowl but take note this will slightly increase cooking time to allow for water to heat also.

4I cooked 2 batches of 12. The second batch will cook slightly faster since the cooker is already hot so just keep an eye on the second cook for time.

5I will store these in the fridge and consume within a few days, or freeze wrapped cakes individually

Submitted by Paulene Christie


9 Reviews

sarah shearer

November 24, 2021

When I had no cup cake moulds I used a foil bbq tray and moulded it to fit my 5.5 l contempo slow cooker.
I cooked the whole cake on low with the tea towel under the lid and set my alarm to check it every half hour. Very much an experiment to use up a bag of mixed fruit from last christmas.
The bonus was I had UHT custard in the cupboard.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 24, 2021

Thank you Sarah!
That’s lovely feedback 🙂
Can you tell us more about how you made it whole – as in direct into pot or in a cake tin etc? Times? What size is your cooker?
All that will be handy for others reading this also xx

sarah shearer

November 22, 2021

I soaked the fruit and got ready to make them and found I had not received my silicone molds back from a “friend”.
I so made the whole cake instead and it turned out soft and wonderful.It is great with custard.
Only five stars but it deserves more

These are slow cooker recipes – not oven recipes 🙂


October 31, 2021

Winner! So easy and will now be making this for Christmas .


October 29, 2021

What oven temp would you class as high.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 10, 2020

This is explained in the notes section of this recipe Lois 🙂

Lois Aitchison

December 8, 2020

I have a non stick searing bowl in my 6L, should I place the cupcake containers straight on the base?


November 29, 2020

This is a darn good easy yummy recipe , very moorish and not for sharing 😊

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