Boiled Fruit Cake

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September 13, 2014

Boiled Fruit Cake 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins

  • Yields: 8-10


1 cup water

1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 c raw & 1/2 c brown)

200g butter (roughly cut)

375g pkt mixed fruit

1 pkt glacé cherries (optional)

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp bicarb

2 eggs (beaten)

2 cups Self Raising Flour


1Place all ingredients except flour and eggs into a large saucepan.

2Bring to the boil stirring, boil for 5 minutes.

3Remove from stove and allow to cool.

4Pour into large mixing bowl.

5Add eggs and flour alternately till all combined.

6Pour into prepared cake tin or lined slow cooker.

7Pour a cup of water into slow cooker (if using cake tin).

8Place cake tin in slow cooker on the bottom (or raise if preferred).

9Put tea towel under the lid and cook on HIGH approx 1.5 - 2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.

10Allow to cool for 5 minutes then turn out onto cooking rack.

Submitted by Karryn Dolan


4 Reviews

Cakes can be cooked directly in your slow cooker (though this can affect times due to being hotter)
All the info on how to slow cook cakes and ways to do so are HERE 🙂

Marina Georgiou

May 9, 2022

Can you put cake mix directly into your crockpot bowl if lined…or can it just be greased maybe???

This recipe says to use HIGH.


August 10, 2017

My slow cooker has two heat settings, High and Low. When cooking this boiled fruit cake which setting do you recommend I use?

Many thanks

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