Perfect for so many occasions (how many cakes are suitable for celebrating a christening *and* signifying Judas's betrayal of Christ?), the humble fruit cake is the cornerstone of home baking and the tastiest of Christmas traditions. Whether you're marzipanning, Royal-icing or dunking in your tea, a never-fail recipe is a must, so we've rounded up the three best recipes for you to try.
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Dillonsgranma shares this 'go to' recipe - simple, but effective.
jintzy's recipe gives you a delicious fruit cake in just two steps - perfect for when you want a last-minute teatime treat.
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Gally brings us her ultimate fruitcake - plenty of dried fruit, and you can even swap the water for tea!
1. Put the water, margarine, sugar and fruit into a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool.
2. Add the egg(s) and stir in flour and spices.
3. Place mixture into a 20cm lined tin and bake in a very moderate oven (150°C), for about one hour.