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Royal Fruit Cake

This impressive recipe is fit for royalty!

about 10 - 12 servings

Medium 120 Minutes



For the recipe  Royal Fruit Cake

For the Cake:

240 g Dates stoned
50 g Sultanas
200 g Unsalted Butter cut into pieces
300 g Light Muscovado Sugar
25 g Stem Ginger chopped
3 ml Dr. Oetker Sicilian Lemon Extract (2-3 drops)
200 g Plain Flour
7.5 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 ½ tsp)
250 g Cooking Apples peeled, grated or chopped
3 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (2-3 drops)
2 Medium Eggs

For the Decoration:

200 g Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll White Fondant Icing
200 g Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Marzipan
40 ml Honey
100 g Icing Sugar
Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Coloured Fondant Icing




Royal Fruit Cake

Preheat oven to 160ºC fan oven 140ºC. Grease a 6” round cake tin or 2lb loaf tin.


Sieve the flour and Baking Powder together.


Place the dates and sultanas in a bowl and cover with boiling water.


Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan and allow to cool slightly. Beat the eggs, ginger, Sicilian Lemon Extract and Vanilla Extract into the butter and sugar.


Drain the dates and chop finely. Add to the saucepan and mix well.


Stir in the apple and flour, then spoon into the tin and bake in the oven for about 1hr 15 mins until well risen. A skewer inserted should come out clean, with a few crumbs. Leave to cool in the tin.


Dust the top with icing sugar to serve. Or to decorate your Elizabeth Fruit Cake in a patriotic style, brush the cake with Dr. Oetker Apricot Glaze, then cover with a layer of Dr. Oetker Natural Marzipan.


Allow to dry and cover with a layer of Dr. Oetker Ready To Roll White Icing. Use Dr. Oetker Designer Icing in Red and Blue to draw a Union Jack on your cake...or just some regal writing! Most importantly have fun decorating your Queen Elizabeth Cake! Cake lasts a week stored in an airtight container (delicious from the fridge) or for one month frozen.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Royal Fruit Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 3316 kJ
792 kcal
1503 kJ
359 kcal
Fat 21.73 g 9.83 g
Carbohydrate 142.59 g 64.52 g
Protein 11.62 g 5.26 g