Raisin walnut cake

Raisin walnut cake


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About this recipe: Lovely moist raisin and walnut cake with dark brown sugar and cinnamon spice baked in for rich flavour. Yum!


Serves: 24 

  • 290g raisins
  • 950ml water
  • 225g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g chopped walnuts

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin.
  2. In a saucepan combine raisins and water. Bring to the boil and let boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter, caster and both sugars. Stir to mix and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, cinnamon and bicarb. Add the raisin mixture and the nuts and stir together until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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I baked this yesterday, followed the recipe exactly. I thought 950ml of water was a bit much and the cake mixture very sloppy but went with it. After an hour of baking it was still raw, I baked for a further 30mins and still no better. I'm very disappointed as it is such a huge waste of ingredients, but this can't be eaten. In hindsight I should have reduced the water but then again hindsight is a wonderful thing. - 26 Aug 2014

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