- 200g butter, softened plus extra for greasing
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- 200g dark muscovado sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
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- 1 tbsp black treacle
- 200g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp baking powder
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- 2 eating apples, grated (approx 100g each)
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- 300g mixed sultanas and raisins
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Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the bottom of a deep, round 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper. Beat the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl (electric hand- beaters are best for this), until pale and thick. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold in the fruit until evenly combined.
Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 50 mins-1 hr or until the cake is dark golden, springy to the touch and has shrunk away from the tin slightly. A skewer inserted into the centre will come out clean when it’s ready. Cool completely before decorating. Will keep, wrapped in an airtight container or iced, for up to a week, or can be frozen un-iced for up to a month – defrost fully before decorating.