3 ingredient Christmas cake

3 ingredient Christmas cake



  • 1kg dried fruit with glace cherries
  • 3 cups (750mls) chocolate milk
  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour


Step 1. Place dried fruit in a bowl and pour over chocolate milk. Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper and set aside. Sift self-raising flour over the soaked fruit and stir the mixture until combined.

Step 3. Pour mixture into lined tin and place in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.

Step 4. Check the oven each hour to make sure that the top isn’t burning. If you think it will burn then make a cartouche (ring of baking paper) and place on top of the cake and continue to cook until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

3 ingredient Christmas cake

Serving Suggestions


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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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