Walnut & Coconut Fruit Cake

    Classic fruit cake with a twist - walnuts & coconut!! Friends & family love it.


    Gloucestershire, England, UK
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    • 225g Self raising flour
    • 110g unsalted butter
    • 110g caster sugar
    • 225g mixed fruit
    • 1 large free range egg
    • 12 tablespoons milk (semi skimmed is fine, whole milk is better)
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • A few chopped walnuts (to your own tastes)
    • Desiccated coconut (2-3 tablespoons)
    • 1 tablespoon of Demerara sugar


    1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C
    2. Grease and line a loaf tin or 20cm cake tin
    3. Rub the butter into the sifted flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Use fingertips only.
    4. Add the sugar, dried fruit and mixed spice.
    5. Add the egg and milk and mix together until it is well combined and has a soft “dropping” consistency.
    6. Stir in the walnuts and coconut.
    7. Put the mixture into a loaf tin (or a round tin if preferred) and sprinkle some Demerara sugar on top to leave a “crunch” finish when baked (pat it gently onto the top of the mixture).
    8. Bake in the pre-heated over at 180 degrees C for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean when poked in the middle.

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