Easy Fruit Cake

Easy Fruit Cake

2-hour 10-Minute recipe Serves 24
Think you're not a fan of fruitcake? Think again! This super-simple moist cake, flavoured with dried fruit and topped with cream cheese icing, is sure to become a new family favourite. Tip: This cake uses cake mix—a simple, delicious shortcut—to make things extra-easy.
2-hour 10-Minute recipe Serves 24


Prep: 25-minute | Cook: 1-hour 45-Minute
  • 1

    Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 275°F.

  • 2

    Spray 2 8x4-in loaf pans with cooking spray, then line with parchment, leaving overhang on 2 side.

  • 3

    Beat cake mix, applesauce and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined, about 2 minutes.

  • 4

    Toss fruit with flour in a medium bowl. Stir into cake batter. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.

  • 5

    Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  • 6

    Beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat until blended, about 2 minutes. Spread glaze evenly over cakes, then sprinkle with nuts.

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