Boiled Raisin Cake

Boiled Raisin Cake


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About this recipe: This boiled fruit cake recipe is dairy free, very forgiving, and a nice project to do with the kids. The warm and aromatic spices make this a treat. The cake doesn't need icing - it is delectable as is. Use a combination of raisins, sultanas and currants if desired.

Marcie Smith

Serves: 12 

  • 325g raisins
  • 475ml water
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 250ml cold water
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 500g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Boil raisins in 475ml of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and do not drain. Add vegetable oil and cold water to the raisins.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, spices, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the raisin mixture to the bowl, and stir till just mixed.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 20x30cm baking tin, and bake for one hour in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven. It is done if a skewer comes out clean.

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