Pint size 3 ingredient Xmas Cake

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December 14, 2016

Pint size 3 ingredient Xmas Cake 5 0 5 5

Lovely little fruit cake perfect for a Christmas gift or morning tea. Modified version of the 3 ingredient Christmas fruit cake. Fits perfectly in the 1.5L slow cooker.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 5 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 8 small slices or 4 large slices


300gm mixed dried fruit

300ml liquid (I used 200ml chocolate milk 100ml Baileys)

1 cup SR flour


1Soak dried mixed fruit in container overnight with 300mls of chosen liquid.

2Sift 1 cup SR flour into the mixture but by bit until combined.

3Grease 1.5L slow cooker bowl with butter and coat in flour or line with baking paper.

4Pour mixture into SC.

5Cook for 2 hrs on high with tea towel under the lid (turning the bowl occasionally to avoid any hot spots)

6You can substitute the liquid for anything you like! Rum + orange juice, iced coffee, etc.

Submitted by Shannen Edge


19 Reviews

Nicole Brett

December 21, 2021

Love this cake. I never ate fruit cake until I made this one for my Mum and had to try it for myself. So so good. Easy to make and a great size to gift to people at Christmas.


November 27, 2020

I cooked mine much longer , but still was a tacky kind of result..or should I say stodgy??
Was edible, but ouldn’t make again..


November 22, 2020

After 2 hrs mine is still tacky and light coloured might give it another 30min any suggestions?


November 17, 2020

I’m glad I decided to read the reviews as I plonked 1 kg of fruit in chocolate milk 🤦‍♀️. I rescued the fruit and I’ll use it to make another cake.

Lauren Spackman

November 5, 2020

Another 5 star recipe, we made our own chocolate milk. Cut in slices and freeze for lunch boxes. Perfect

Yep I’d wrap it in foil if that’s happening for you Martina


October 12, 2020

Hello, I am doing this cake tomorrow. But my problem is that when I put water in the sc the water enters into the cake tin. Is it ok or shall I wrap the foil around the tin before putting into the sc ? Thanks in advance ☺️☺️

Jani Owen

December 22, 2019

This is so easy and yummy

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 18, 2019

Sheryl the fruit amount as stated in recipe is neither – it’s 300gm

Sheryl Mackintosh

November 17, 2019

Is this fruit amount 1 or 2kg?

Graeme Kellow

September 20, 2019

I’ve now made over a dozen of these cakes over the last 3 months and love them .
The only thing I change from time to time is to use gluten free flour and Xanthan gum and you can’t taste the difference.

Lyn Williams

December 8, 2018

I mad mine today 1kg fruit 750mils orange mango juice and brandy mixed together and two cups SRflour cooked on low 8 hours water halfway up the side of tin teatowel worked great
First time ever cooked in slow cooker

Charlie McConnell

December 9, 2017

I made this today with orange juice & brandy. It burnt a little around the edges, I had kept turning the bowl so I think I will double layer the baking paper next time. Was still a nice cake, nice & light. Doing it with chocolate milk & baileys tomorrow x

Hi Michelle
I see the comment below yours used sherry so don’t see why you couldn’t try rum etc also 🙂


December 2, 2017

Hi.Was just wondering if anyone has made this cake with rum or vodka, and how did it go?Many thanks

Sandra Corlet

November 14, 2017

Great recipe, I used black tea and sherry and has turned out great in fact I’ve made it twice using my small bundt cake tin.

Cake tins can go in the slow cooker yes .. more info HERE


October 23, 2017

Can you still put this in a cake tin to put in the slow cooker?

Linda Alexander

July 19, 2017

Excellent! Now a favourite at our place! Thankyou for sharing xx

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