Simple boiled fruit cake

    Simple boiled fruit cake

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    1hr15min


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    About this recipe: This simple fruit cake can be eaten by itself or sliced and served with butter. It keeps well so can be made well ahead of time.

    MarlowMethodistChurch Buckinghamshire, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 220g caster sugar
    • 250ml milk
    • 170g mixed dried fruit
    • 110g margarine
    • 250g self raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a loaf tin or round cake tin.
    2. Put the sugar, milk, mixed dried fruit and margarine in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Set aside.
    3. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and egg in a bowl. Pour in the boiled mixture and blend together. Pour into the prepared tin and smooth to make the top of the cake even.
    4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour until firm and golden.

    Tip

    Try adding a teaspoon of mixed spice to the mixture for a tasty twist.

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    Reviews (8)

    SueJenkins
    14

    Fantasic cake, have adapted slightly to include cherries and nuts and today added golden syrup..........great results every time (so far anyway) - 14 Apr 2013

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    6

    Amazing. Just added half a teaspoon of mixed spice, house smelt lovely too - 09 Oct 2014

    Bakeman
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    3

    Excellent cake,added cherries and mixed spice second time round....yummmy - 02 Aug 2014

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