Recipe, tried and tested :-) from a local Seniors online newsletter.
750g mixed fruit
600mls chocolate or coffee milk
2 cups SR flour
Soak fruit overnight in milk. Next day, add the flour and bake at 180℃ for 1 hour.
Many variations: 500g fruit with 250g nuts (Maccas are especially nice); other fruit than mixed - dried Apricots for example with Almonds perhaps. We did currants with Macadamias since that's what we had to hand.
You can use the packet milk or make up your own chocolate or coffee milk using real or instant coffee with cows or vegetable milk e.g. home-made almond milk.
Spelt flour, wholemeal or white with 1 tsp Bi-carb and 1 tsp baking powder makes a delicious alternative to wheat flour. We use Spelt almost exclusively - it's about twice the price of wheat flour but since we use very little flour, it's not a wild expense especially given its nutty flavour.
This is the simplest fruit cake ever - and it is delicious, stays moist when wrapped in greaseproof paper and put into a container in the 'fridge.