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How to make a fruit cake

Hi everyone today I will be telling you how to make a Fruit cake. Now it is hard to make a mistake with this reliable recipe. It produces a good everyday cake and is perfectly suitable as a simple Christmas cake, especially if iced with sherry icing, See below to see the recipe.

The ingredients you will need
  • 125 g/4 oz margarine
  • 175 g/6 oz sugar, dark brown, light or white
  • 175 g/6 oz currants
  • 17g g/6 oz sultanas
  • 50   g/2 oz candied peel
  • 225 ml/8 fl oz water
  • 1 level teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 125  g/4 oz plain flour, wholewheat or white
  • 125  g/4 oz  self raising flour wholewheat or white
  • pinch of salt

Step 1- Place margarine, sugar, currants, sultanas, peel, water, bicarbonate soda and mixed spice in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 1 minute.Pour into a large bowl. Allow to cool.

Step 2- Line an 18 cm/7 inch square or 20 cm/8 inch round tin, or use loaf tins if preferred, with greased, greaseproof paper.

Step 3- Add eggs, Flours and salt to cooled mixture, mix well, pour into tin.

Step 4- Bake in the centre of a moderate oven, Gas 4, 350F, 180C, for 1 1/4 hours


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