Best Ever Fruit Cake Recipe

Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Dec 18, 2023

Combining raisins, apricots, oranges, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, this is without a doubt the best recipe when it comes to making a fruit cake. It’s sure to become a household favourite!

This fruit cake recipe is an extract from Teresa Cutter’s new cookbook, Simple Healthy Recipes.


  • 350 g (12 oz) plump raisins
  • 250 g (8 oz) organic apricots, chopped
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 60 ml (¼ cup/2 fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 60 ml (¼ cup/2 fl oz) pure maple syrup
  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 200 g (2 cups/ 7 oz) ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) walnuts, chopped
  • Cherries to garnish (optional)


  1. PREHEAT your oven to 160°C (320°F) fan-forced.
  2. COMBINE raisins, apricots, zest and juice from 2 oranges, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, olive oil, maple syrup and eggs.
  3. REST for mixture for 15–30 minutes to allow the fruits to soften.
  4. ADD the almonds, baking powder and walnuts and mix through.
  5. SPOON into a deep 20 cm (7 inch) baking tin, lined with baking paper.
  6. BAKE for 45–50 minutes or until the cake is cooked through.
  7. COOL and enjoy.

Teresa Cutter’s New Cookbook

Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef’s new cookbook, SIMPLE HEALTHY RECIPES will revolutionise how you cook!

Featuring over 300 recipes that are simple, healthy and budget friendly, this cookbook is a healthy take on all the classics and family favourites.

With 11 chapters ranging from nourishing breakfasts, family dinners, grazing plates for entertaining, breads and spectacular desserts, there are so many recipes that are sure to become new family favourites. This is the perfect cookbook to stand proud on your kitchen bench or give as a gift to someone you love.


By Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Teresa is a classically trained chef, nutritionist, accredited fitness trainer and award-winning cookbook author. As the founding director of The Healthy Chef, a company dedicated to improving individuals' health, Teresa specialises in designing nutritional supplements, such as marine collagen, proteins, superfoods, magnesium, functional beverages and healthy cookbooks.



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