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The simplest fruit cake

April 17, 2016

MixingBecause occasionally it just has to be done!

P’s homework was to follow and recipe etc and so any excuse to bake and we’re on it!

  • 350 g mixed fruit, raisins, currants, cherries, whatever’s in the cupboard
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • A teaspoon(to you liking) of mixed spice.
  • 100 g butter or margarine (we use 50/50 you can’t beat a bit of butter!)
  • 150 ml water
  • A squeeze of lemon.
  • 1 egg
  • 225 g of SR Flour


  1. Simply out oven at 150ºC and line a small cake tin with greased baking paper.
  2. Put fruit, sugar, marg/butter, mixed spice, lemon and water in a saucepan, and simmer lightly for 20 min – lid on!
  3. Allow to cool. Beat an egg and add to fruit mix then stir in the flour.
  4. Put mix into readied cake tin and bake for about 1 to 1.5 hours – depends on oven and shape of tin.
  5. Check with a sharp knife or skewer of it comes put clean it’s probably ready.
  6. Leave in tin for 15mins.
  7. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  8. EAT!

Because occasionally it just has to be done!


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