3-Ingredient Fruit Cake

Prep Time: 5 mins + soak overnight

Cook Time: 2-2½ hours


  • 600mL of chocolate flavoured milk OR iced coffee
  • 1kg of mixed dried fruit
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour


  1. Place the fruit and milk in a large bowl. Cover with cling wrap and let soak in the fridge at least overnight.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 130oC.
  3. If the mix is too dry after soaking, add an extra half cup of flavoured milk (or juice or tea) before adding the flour.
  4. Add in the flour and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined cake tin (we usually use a 22cm square tin).
  6. Bake for 2-2.5 hours until cooked through.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin.
  8. Once cool, cut into slices and wrap so it is easy to access on the bike. Keep in the freezer and just grab it and go as needed for training or a quick pre-training snack.


Alicia Edge

Alicia is an Advanced Sports Dietitian with an online sports nutrition business, Compeat Nutrition. She is also a mum and triathlete, so advice extends beyond the basics and is instead focused on providing effective and achievable nutrition for both training and racing.

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