This is not a traditional Christmas Fruit Cake. This Balmoral Fruit Cake is very easy to make and calls for raisins or cherries. Perfect for your afternoon tea time!

Balmoral Fruitcake Recipe - Favourite Family Recipes

Balmoral Fruit Cake Recipe


Fruit Flour Mixture:

  • 1 cup raisins (or cherries cut)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Margarine Sugar Mixture:

  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar

Egg Mixture:

  • 3 eggs

Pan Size: 5 x 10



Combine the fruit and flour mixture together in one bowl.

In a second bowl, cream together the 3/4 cup of margarine and 1 cup of sugar.

In a third bowl, beat 3 eggs until light and fluffy.

Add the egg mixture to the margarine and sugar mixture a little at a time; beating well after each addition. Next, add the fruit flour mixture. Pour into a prepared pan. Bake at 325F for about 1 1/4 hours. Let stand on a cake rack for 10 minutes, then turn out.

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  1. I’d like to know how this cake got its name and where did it come from please

    1. Hi Sue, I’m afraid I have no idea where the name came from. My Nana (who was born in 1921 in Wales, UK) and immigrated to Canada in the early 30s family made this recipe for years. Whether it is named because it was handed down verbally from generation to generation, or if it was taken from an ingredient in the recipe – I have no idea. Most of her fruit cake recipes came from her Welsh and English families – her GGGrandfather was a baker in the 1800s too so some of these were handed down through our Aston line. He was born in England and later settled in Wales. All the best, Rhondda

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