Xmas Fruit Cake

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September 3, 2014

Xmas Fruit Cake 5 0 5 1
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • 25 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs 55 mins

  • Yields: 8-10


1kg mixed fruit ( sunbeam brand )

185g butter ( not marg )

1/3 cup rum

1/3 cup water

100gr slivered almonds

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice ( or to your taste )

1.5 Tbl golden syrup

165g firmly packed brown sugar

3 eggs ( lightly whisked )

1 1/4 cups plain flour

1/4 cup self raising flour

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda


Put all the fruit and spice in a bowl and soak with rum and water over night

1Melt golden syrup, butter and sugar in a saucepan and over low heat, stirring.

2(Allow to cool)

3Stir eggs into fruit mix

4Sift dry ingredients into mix.

5Pour cooled golden syrup, butter and sugar into mix.

6Combine well.

7Pour into greased slow cooker

8Set cooker on LOW for 3.5 to 4 hours

9Allow to cool in bowl and it will turn out so easily.


Submitted by Renee


20 Reviews

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 14, 2021

This one is usually done in a 6L Patricia. Alternatively we have a smaller one here also for the 1.5L or we have one here for cupcakes 🙂

Patricia Anstey

November 12, 2021

What size slow cooker do you cook the Christmas cake in? Thank you.

So long as the bowl would be oven proof then yes you can slow cook in it 🙂


October 13, 2018

Meg the recipe does say plain and self raising flour, is this wrong.


October 13, 2018

I have a big slow cooker, could I put it in Pyrex bowl, put some water in slow cooker, and cook it in Pyrex bowl.


October 9, 2018

Mine took 8 hours to cook

Lyn roberts

December 27, 2017

Treacle instead of golden syrup would make the cake a little darker and richer, but a good substitute for golden syrup if not available, and I would think it is a universal description.

Sandra Carven

December 25, 2017

Such an easy cake! The only thing I didn’t add was alcohol (because I didn’t have any) so I just used cooled black tea. Also had to cook 7 hours direct in the Crockpot. Everyone loved it, so moist, and I will definitely be making it again.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 25, 2016

You could do either but I find baking paper the best.
No chance of sticking then 🙂


November 23, 2016

This recipe sounds great but I’ve never baked in my slow cooker. Is greasing the bowl enough or would baking paper help?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 23, 2016

I believe you would add the 1/3 cup water to the initial mixture?
I’ve updated this now to prevent further confusion.

Jan Rhoades

November 23, 2016

Hi. Can someone please tell me where/when you add the water. I can’t see it used anywhere in the recipe but it is shown in the ingredients. Jan in Brisbane Australia


November 18, 2016

Thanks for the info!😊

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 16, 2016

We have our conversion page right here on this website which you could use 🙂

And no Golden Syrup is different to Corn syrup 🙂


November 15, 2016

As an American, I’m not sure what “golden syrup” is. Is this corn syrup? Also, How do I convert this to teaspoons and tablespoons from grams?


June 21, 2016

I thought the recipe said 1/4 cup each of plain and self raising, bigger but will cook again. It will be nice with some custard


December 11, 2015

I did this cake today using a Kambrook 3ltr slow cooker, has been on for nearly 7 hrs, it needs a little longer. Looking forward to trying it, the house has smelt sooooo good all day 🙂


November 25, 2015

Dont forget to put a tea towel under the lid when cooking

Maureen Butler

November 23, 2015

Do you use both the rum and water?


November 22, 2015

I presume you add the 1/3 cup water to the mixture. Mine took 7 hours to cook.

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