Easy Fruit Cake

Ready in
3 hr
Think you’re not a fan of fruitcake? Think again! This super-simple moist cake flavoured with dried fruit, then topped with a sweet creamy icing is sure to become a new family favourite.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

1 hr 45 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 pkg Yellow Cake mix
1 cup Applesauce
4 Egg
4 cups Mixed dried fruit chopped
0.25 cup Flour
0.25 cup Butter softened
1 cup Icing Sugar
0.25 cup Pecans chopped, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 275ºF.
  2. Line 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with parchment, with ends of parchment extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Beat cake mix, applesauce and eggs in large bowl with mixer until blended. Toss fruit with flour in medium bowl; stir into cake batter. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 1 hour 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool completely. Use parchment handles to remove cakes from pans.
  4. Beat cream cheese, butter and sugar with mixer until blended; drizzle over cakes. Sprinkle with nuts.

Recipe notes

Prepare using a chocolate cake mix.
Substitute additional 2 cups chopped pecans for half of the dried fruit.

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