Cacen goch (Treacle cake)

    1 hour 10 min

    A couple of modern additions to a dense old fashioned flat baked treacle cake. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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    Makes: 1 treacle cake

    • 225g butter
    • 450g plain flour
    • 225g dried mixed fruit
    • 4 tablespoons soft brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 150ml to 300ml milk
    • 5 tablespoons black treacle

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a deep baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the fruit, sugar and spices. Gradually add the milk and treacle to form a stiff mixture (you may not need the full 300ml of milk). Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the cake is firm. Remove from the oven and serve.

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    Changed ingredient amounts but made as instructed. Used a vegan baking block instead of butter & coconut milk. Turned out lovely. The outside sets to a thin crust, the inside is soft & dense. Ate it warm with vegan custard, lovely on a cold evening. Kids enjoyed it too & they're not huge fruit cake fans. Will be making again when my (Welsh) Mum & Dad visit. Thanks for posting this recipe,much appreciated.  -  29 Nov 2016