Vegan Fruitcake

  • 450g wholemeal self raising flour (or plain and add 5 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 450g mixed dried fruit
  • 100g glace cherries and/or broken nut pieces
  • 425ml vegan sweet sherry
  • 140ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice


  1. Mix the flour, spices, dried fruit, cherries and nuts together.
  2. Add the sherry, sunflower oil and molasses.
  3. Fold the ingredients until well mixed.
  4. Line a bread or cake tin with a couple of layers of baking paper to prevent burning.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake at 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2) for two hours.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out – overnight is quite a good idea.