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Squares of fresh fruit cake cooling on a rack

Zero Waste Fresh Fruit Cake (AKA Compost Cake)

Make this fresh fruit cake when you have tons of random fruit that needs to be used! Quick, before it hits the compost!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 53 mins
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 24 servings
Calories 207 kcal


  • 3 eggs
  • 235 grams (230 ml) oil
  • 200 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 220 grams (1 cup + 2 Tbsp) light brown sugar
  • 250 grams (2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 120 grams (1 cup) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 925 grams (approx. 6 full cups) chopped fruit of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and sugars.
  • Add the dry ingredients and fold to combine.
  • Fold in the fruit.
  • Transfer the batter into your parchement paper lined pan. This recipe fits one 8 x 12 brownie tin, two round 8" cake pans, or two loaf tins.
  • Bake for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • If you have fruit or vegetable juice pulp you'd like to avoid throwing away, use it in this cake to replace up to 700g of the fresh fruit!
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 29.6gProtein: 2.2gFat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 20gCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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