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- Member recipe
- Prep time:
- 15 min
- Cook time:
- 1 hr
- 8-12 depending on how cake is cut
Easiest boiled fruit cake ever, would make excellent christmas cake with a tablespoon of brandy added each week for 4 weeks before christmas.
Method1. Put fruit, sugar, butter and water in pan
2. Cook until boiling and simmer until fruit swells about 4/5 mins
3. Leave to cool slightly - 5-10 mins
4. Beat eggs and add to fruit with treacle combines easily
5. Sift in flour and mixed spice.
6. Put in prepared round 18 x 6cm (7"x 2.1/2") cake tin, lined or greased. I use non stick cake tin liners.
7. Bake in centre of pre-heated oven for 60 minutes or until inserted knitting needle or skewer comes out clean.
8. Cool on wire rack and keep in tin or wrap in foil.
- 385g Mixed dried fruit (preheat oven Gas 4 350f 180c)
- 175g muscavado Sugar
- 275ml water
- 110g butter or margarine
- 2 large eggs whipped
- 225g self-raising flour sifted
- 5ml mixed spice sifted into flour
- 5-10mls black treacle