Several months ago, I bought a packet of Mixed Dried Fruit. I needed to use it and decided to make Mixed Fruit Slice. To make this type of cake, you really don’t need a recipe, do you? I just mixed cake ingredients that I wished to use, then added Milk to make the right texture. Sweet cakes tend to get brown quickly, so I baked at 160℃. It worked really well, and this is how I made it.

Cake Tin

34cm x 20cm Brownie Tin OR similar size Square Cake Tin


1 packet (375g) Mixed Dried Fruit
*Note: The packet that I used today contained Raisins, Sultanas, Black Currants, Mixed Peel and Glace Cherries.
60g Butter
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
1 Egg *can be replaced with 45ml (3 tablespoons) Milk
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon *OR Mixed Spice
1 pinch Salt
1 cup Self-Raising Flour
1/2 cup Milk

  1. Line a brownie tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. *Note: You may wish to soak Dried Mixed Fruit in Brandy OR Rum. Place Mixed Dried Fruit in a heat-proof bowl, add 2-3 tablespoons Brandy OR Rum, mix to combine, and heat in the microwave for 1 minute to warm up, so that Dried Fruit soak up Brady OR Rum quickly and will be ready in 1 hour.
  3. Place Butter in a heat-proof mixing bowl and melt in the microwave. Add Sugar and mix well. Then add Egg and mix well. *Note: You don’t need to use Egg if you prefer. Just increase the amount of Milk.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine. Spread the mixture in the prepared tin evenly and smooth the surface.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes OR until cooked through. Allow to cool in the tin. When cooled, take out and use a sharp knife to cut into 4-5cm squares.