the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

3 ingredient Christmas Cake

on December 12, 2012

Yes, really.

3 ingredients.

Surely even I can manage that. Give me a recipe with 6 or more ingredients & I can guarantee you I probably won’t even attempt it. I’ve never made a fruit cake before.

So, here goes….


Mix 1 kg mixed dried fruit into 2 cups of cold coffee:



Next morning it will look like this:



Stir in 2 cups of sifted self-raising flour:



I used 2 layers of baking paper to line my 20cm springform tin:



Bake at 160 degrees for 1 hour 45 mins & voila:







I recommend storing it like this:



It is really,really yummy & apparently will keep for a couple of weeks if you don’t eat it all before then.

I found the recipe by googling “easy Christmas cake recipes” & found quite a few variations using chocolate milk, iced coffee milk, cold tea or fruit juice as the liquid. I’ve tasted one made with orange juice before but wasn’t really a fan. And don’t worry if you don’t like coffee, you can’t taste it. Not even a hint of it. Amazing! And it’s not a heavy fruit cake, this one’s nice & light.

Have you ever made a fruit or Christmas cake? Do you look for the easy peasy recipes like I do, or do you have a family recipe? Perhaps you have something else you make (or would like to make) at Christmas time?

Please share it with me.


Karen. xx

(Here’s the page I found this recipe:


2 responses to “3 ingredient Christmas Cake

  1. Bek says:

    Sorry, you lost me at 2 cups of coffee! But glad you enjoyed it! xoxo

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