Boiled fruit loaf - very quick & easy

    1 hour 15 min

    A recipe that has been handed down through my family - a very nice cake to have when you want to sit down on the couch with a cup of tea. Beats bought cakes any day!


    Fife, Scotland, UK
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    Serves: 8 

    • 200g sultanas
    • 250ml milk
    • 200g sugar
    • 125g Stork Margarine
    • 250g Be-Ro Self Raising Flour
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Put sultanas, milk, margarine and sugar in pan, bring to boil stirring all the time. Once it has came to the boil, turn hob off. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
    3. Fold in the flour and mix well, add egg and mix again. Pour into a greased loaf tin and put in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees for 1hr.

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    very easy to prepare also nice and tasty only problem was although i let it get cooled down i couldnt slice it properly it was crumbly can anyone help?  -  11 Nov 2012


    love this cake, ive done it a few time. the only problem i have is my fruit will sometime sink to the bottom. (if u understand me). any advice to stop this from happening, its probably my fault.  -  16 Apr 2012


    Used different ingredients. I tried it with 250ml of strong tea instead of the milk (kind of like a Bara Brith idea), and it was excellent as well, maybe a bit lighter.  -  09 Nov 2010