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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.35 / 5 (156 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
1 hr

Stick the kettle on! This light crumbly fruit cake is a teatime classic that will keep your guests entertained


1. Set the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas 4. Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with baking parchment.

2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs until smooth.

3. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir well. Place the mixture in the cake tin.

4. Bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out and allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve sliced.


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This simple cake recipe will keep for up to 1 week in a cake tin.

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very easy cake to make

subhitaP15456 subhitaP15456  Posted 22 Mar 2013 4:32 PM