Mum’s Fruitcake


Mum’s Fruitcake


SOURCE: Mum’s recipe


COOKING TIME:  30 min or until done

CUISINE: Croatian



3 eggs

250 g butter

8 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp vanilla (or 2 – 3 sachets of vanilla sugar)

0.5 kg all-purpose flour

13 g baking powder (or 1 sachet)

2 dl milk

fruit chopped into small pieces (we used loads of peaches and nectarines, and a little apple and banana)



1. Cream the eggs, sugar, vanilla and butter together.

2. Mix in the baking powder into the flour and sieve. Add to the egg mixture.

3. Add milk slowly, until you achieve dropping consistency.

4. Stir in the fruit.

5. Bake at 180 C.  To see whether the cake is done, insert a sqewer or a toothpick into it. If it comes out clean, it’s done!




Delicious! When I lived at home, this was one of my favourite cakes. Soft, moist and tasty, with delicious pieces of fruit, it’ makes an excellent breakfast treat. It is incredibly easy and quick to make – no excuses not to try! 🙂

This is quite a bit of cake. I will have to check baking tray measurements with mum.


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  1. it’s great to discover your blog, esp. croatian cuisine. thanks for dropping by.


  2. Maninas

     /  28 August, 2007

    Thank you, Bee! It was a pleasure! I love Indian cuisine, and your blog is fantastic!


  3. Mom’s recipe are always a hit! Loved this fruit cake and I have lotsa peaches and nectarines on hand…surely try this one!


  4. Maninas

     /  10 September, 2007

    Hi Padma! Did you try the cake? Let me know what you think.


  5. Very nice recipe, I make something similar with a little bit of potato flour added.



  6. Paula Jo

     /  27 January, 2010

    Sounds delish! What size pan should I use for this fruitcake?


  7. Good point! I’ll check with mum and let you know.


  8. Hi Paula Jo. Mum says she used a 25 x 35 x 6 (all in cm) tin. My mum has never made a small cake in her life, you see! She thought my British tins were all tiny when she saw them, and went out to buy a huge 25 – 30 cm round tin for making a cake!


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