easy fruit cake

Easy Fruit Cake


I have grown up with this cake and once I was older, I couldn't find it anything as nice so I asked my mum for a copy of the recipe. It is popular with my toddlers as well as my friends and family. Its a light cake rather than the usual thick heavy fruit cakes. It will have a hard crust on the 1st day, so is best served after left in a cake tin overnight.

I always just wait for the margarine to disolve before stopping the cooking process and for a more moist cake I add 1-2 tablespoons extra milk in just before adding the egg, this helps speed up the cooling process. At christmas I have mixed half the milk with brandy for a more festive taste!

  • 4oz 100 g Margarine
  • 8oz 225g Brown Sugar
  • 8oz 225g Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12oz 350g Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 Egg
Cook the margarine, Sugar, fruit and milk in a saucepan until margarine and sugar have dissolved.  Allow to cool.  Add the flour, mixed spice and egg.  Mix well and pour into an 8” greased tin.  Bake at gas mark 2 or 150C for 1 hour. 

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posted by melminty on 07 Jul 10 - 8298 views

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