Homemade fruit cake dessert - #NationalDessertMonth

October 12, 2020

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I'll be honest - I much prefer baking over cooking (although being at home 24/7 is changing all of that). We kind of have standing tradition of making our own desserts from scratch for our Sunday lunches. That's what made me to bake this fruit cake dessert last Sunday. My first attempt at it was actually last Christmas, and we were sold from then on. I've never made my own traditional fruit cake, something about it intimidates me - so this could be my stepping stone to that goal.

This humble dessert's taste is heavenly!

Moist fruit cake dice cream dessert served with ice cream! 

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What you need to make this fruit cake dessert

Homemade fruit cake dessert
Butter or margarine - I opted for margarine because of some issues I have with excessive use of dairy products. The buttery texture was not lost at all.

Sugar (brown or white)

Extra large eggs

Self raising flour - If you prefer  All Purpose Flour, add one teaspoon of baking powder for each cup of flour that you use.

Crushed almond nuts (or any nuts) - whether these should be fine or coarse, is really a matter of preference. If you go for the latter option -  you will enjoy the nutty chewiness on  your dessert. The nuts will definitely add texture and flavor.

Ground ginger - now this is where the secret lies. The ginger adds zest to your fruit cake dessert. Whatever substitutions you do, do not exercise liberties with the ground ginger.

Strawberries - cut in quarters (or halves). These add to the dessert moisture. You can substitute them with other berries, or even cherries.

Peaches or nectarines - fresh or canned will work just the same. I used canned peaches for my recipes. They add sweetness that goes very well with the ginger flavor.

Icing sugar - this is optional as you use it for sprinkling on top of the cake.

For the recipe below, you will need a baking pan with a diameter of 20 cm (7-8 inches). If you have something bigger, please adjust the ingredient measurements. A bigger pan on the same measurements won't work as you will run out of the batter.

Fruit Cake Dessert
Medium-sized cake
Creative Home Outlet
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
60 Min
inactive time
30 Min
Total time
1 H & 45 M

Fruit Cake Dessert

A quick and easy to make summer treat (or as one of your Christmas desserts)


  • 230g margarine or unsalted butter
  • 220g sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 220g self raising flour
  • 100g crushed nuts (almond or Macadamia)
  • 175g strawberries
  • 100g peaches or nectarines (fresh/canned) - halved and stoned
  • icing sugar to sprinkle on the cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F)
  2. Spray your baking pan (loose bottomed)
  3. Cream the butter or margarine until soft
  4. Add small quantities of sugar at a time (to the margarine) while beating continuously
  5. Add one egg at a time, and continue beating after each addition.
  6. Sift the ginger and flour together and add (a little at a time) into the egg/margarine mixture and mix well.
  7. Add the crushed nuts and mix again
  8. Add only half of the batter into you pan and spread it evenly across the pan
  9. Arrange the fruits on top of the batter
  10. Add the remaining batter on top of the fruits and spread it evenly 
  11. Bake for 60 minutes, or until your skewer comes out clean.
  12. Remove the completely baked cake from the oven and let it stand to cool for 30 minutes. Afterwards, transfer it to you a serving platter.
  13. Dust with icing sugar and serve
  14. Enjoy this fruit cake dessert with ice cream or yogurt.
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Wondering how this fruit cake dessert turned out? Everyone in the house went for second helpings! In all its simplicity, these is one of the best desserts that I've come to enjoy. Please do me a favor, if you try this out, comment below and let me know how it turned out for you.
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A delicious, zesty and moist fruit cake dessert that is easy to make, and infused with the juices of the strawberries and peaches layered inside it.n

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