This Butter Mixed Fruit Cake is another variation of butter cake, it is not the version of mixed fruit cake for Christmas. This butter mixed fruit cake contains no alcohol, spices, or artificial flavorings. It is suitable for all including children and can be made any time of the year.

If you’re into butter cake check out our other butter cake recipes too.

CHINESE VERSION: 杂果牛油蛋糕

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
 

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Yield: 8-inch square cake (24 pieces)

Ingredients:

  • 250 g (8.8 oz) butter (salted, room temperature)
  • 60 g (5 tbsps.) light soft brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks (grade A/size: L)
  • 230 g (3/4 cup + 2 3/4 tbsps) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk

Ingredients for meringue:

  • 4 egg whites (grade A/size: L)
  • 90 g (7 tbsps) light soft brown sugar

Ingredients for mixed fruit:

  • 140 g (about 1 cup) black raisin
  • 40 g (10 pcs) red glacé cherries (cut into small pieces)
  • 40 g (10 pcs) green glacé cherries (cut into small pieces)
  • 60 g (1/3 cup chopped) glacé orange peel
  • 50 g (3 1/4 tbsps) plain flour

Instructions:

1 Sieve together 230 g of plain flour and baking powder 2 times.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

2 Add honey to milk, mix well.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
 

3 For mixed fruit: Combine all ingredients for mixed fruit, mix well.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

4 Add a tray of water (about 3 cups) in the oven, then preheat oven to 160°C/320°F.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

5 In a clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites on low speed until tiny bubbles. (Reminder: Egg whites and equipment used to beat egg whites must be grease-free and water-free, including egg yolk. It is advisable to clean the egg shells and equipment with dishwasher detergent, then dry with a clean cloth. Use a clean small bowl to separate the egg yolk and egg white, if the egg yolk cracks, don’t use that egg white.)

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

6 Add in light brown sugar gradually, continue whisking on low speed until stiff peak (the peaks will point straight up and hold).

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

7 Combine butter and light brown sugar, then beat over medium speed until light and fluffy.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

8 Add in egg yolks gradually, beat until fully combined before adding another.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

9 Add in flour and honey milk alternatively in 3 batches, mix on low speed until well combined.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

10 Add in mixed fruit, mix on low speed until combined.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
 

11 Add meringue to batter in 3 batches, mix gently using balloon whisk.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

12 Fold gently with spatula until well mixed. Tap mixing bowl on countertop for a few times to burst large bubbles.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

13 Pour the batter into greased and lined 8-inch (20-cm) square baking pan, smooth the surface with spatula, then drop the cake pan on countertop for a few times to burst large bubbles.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

14 Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 1 hour 30 minutes.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

15 Unmould and cool the mixed fruit cake completely on wire rack (at least 6″ from countertop).

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

16 Cut into pieces when fully cooled.

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

Butter Mixed Fruit Cake

This Butter Mixed Fruit Cake is another variation of butter cake, it is not the version of mixed fruit cake for Christmas.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 24 slices
Calories 193 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 square baking pan (8-inch / 20-cm)

Ingredients
 
 

  • 250 g butter (salted, room temperature)
  • 60 g light soft brown sugar 5 tbsps
  • 4 egg yolks grade A/size: L
  • 230 g plain flour ¾ cup + 2¾ tbsps
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 60 ml milk ¼ cup

For meringue:

  • 4 egg whites grade A/size: L
  • 90 g light soft brown sugar 7 tbsps

For mixed fruit:

  • 140 g black raisin 1 cup
  • 40 g red glacé cherries (cut into small pieces) 10 pcs
  • 40 g green glacé cherries (cut into small pieces) 10 pcs
  • 60 g chopped glacé orange peel ⅓ cup
  • 50 g plain flour 3¼ tbsps
Makes: 8 x 8inch rectangle

Instructions
 

  • Sieve together 230 g of plain flour and baking powder 2 times.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add honey to milk, mix well.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • For mixed fruit: Combine all ingredients for mixed fruit, mix well.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add a tray of water (about 3 cups) in the oven, then preheat oven to 160°C/320°F.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • In a clean mixing bowl, whisk egg whites on low speed until tiny bubbles. (Reminder: Egg whites and equipment used to beat egg whites must be grease-free and water-free, including egg yolk. It is advisable to clean the egg shells and equipment with dishwasher detergent, then dry with a clean cloth. Use a clean small bowl to separate the egg yolk and egg white, if the egg yolk cracks, don’t use that egg white.)
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add in light brown sugar gradually, continue whisking on low speed until stiff peak (the peaks will point straight up and hold).
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Combine butter and light brown sugar, then beat over medium speed until light and fluffy.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add in egg yolks gradually, beat until fully combined before adding another.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add in flour and honey milk alternatively in 3 batches, mix on low speed until well combined.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add in mixed fruit, mix on low speed until combined.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Add meringue to batter in 3 batches, mix gently using balloon whisk.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Fold gently with spatula until well mixed. Tap mixing bowl on countertop for a few times to burst large bubbles.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Pour the batter into greased and lined 8-inch (20-cm) square baking pan, smooth the surface with spatula, then drop the cake pan on countertop for a few times to burst large bubbles.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 1 hour 30 minutes.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Unmould and cool the mixed fruit cake completely on wire rack (at least 6″ from countertop).
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake
  • Cut into pieces when fully cooled.
    No Spices No Alcohol Mixed Fruit Cake

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Notes

This recipe yields a square cake (8-inch) divided into 24 slices.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 slice of cake.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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