Classic Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe

Classic Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm round cake

1 1/4 cups

1 1/4 cups

250 g

1 cup

2 cups

1 1/3 cups

1 1/4 cups

1/2 teaspoon


Self-raising flour

Plain flour

Unsalted butter

Soft dark brown sugar

Mixed dried fruit

Pitted prunes, chopped


Bicarbonate of soda

Eggs, lightly beaten

Method :
  • Preheat oven to moderate 180oC. Line base and side of a deep, 20cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Sift flour into large mixing bowl.
  • Combine butter, sugar, dried fruit, prune and port in medium pan. Stir over low heat until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in soda and set aside to cool. Add eggs, mixt well.
  • Pour the mixture onto the sifted flour, mix well.
  • Pour mixture evenly into prepared tin; smooth the surface. Bake cake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake. Leave cake in tin 1 hour before turning out.

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