Tasty fruit cake

Tasty fruit cake


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About this recipe: Make this moist fruit cake with your favourite fruits. For a Christmas cake add 450g (1 lb) more of mixed fruit and 3 tablespoons of brandy, a teaspoon each of rum, almond and vanilla extracts and bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours at 140-150 C.

MarlowMethodistChurch Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Makes: 1 cake

  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 425g tinned pineapple, strained and pureed
  • 450g mixed fruit
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 110g butter
  • 125g plain flour
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3 and grease and line a deep, round cake tin.
  2. Place sugar, pineapple, mixed fruit, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and butter in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. Sift flour together and mix into cold fruit. Mix with beaten eggs. Place in prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.

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