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Quick Nut Free Fruit Cake

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Serves 16

A delicous nut free quick and easy moist fruit cake recipe

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Ingredients

  • 150g Butter or Margarine
  • 150ml milk ,whole or semi skimmed
  • 6 Tbs Golden Syrup
  • 225g Currants
  • 225g Raisins
  • 100g Sultanas
  • 100g Chopped Mixed Peel
  • 100g Dried Apricots( or any other dried friut ) Chopped
  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Ground Mixed Spice
  • Pinch of Grated Nutmeg
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

Method

    1. Place butter, milk, syrup, dried fruits ,peel and apricots in a saucepan and heat until the butter has melted.
    2. Simmer gently for five minutes then allow to cool slightly.
    3. Place the sieved flour and spices in a mixing bowl and add the eggs.DO NOT STIR AT THIS STAGE.
    4. Mix the bicarbonate of soda in to the cooled fruit mixture and pour into the flour.
    5. Mix well and pour into a lined and greased 18cm cake tin and bake at 150C / Gas 2 for 75-90 mins
    6. Check to see if cake is cooked and then turn out on a wire tray to cool

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alisonpask's picture

Thank you for this recipe. Mine has indeed turned out quite light and fluffy but it was so fluffy it broke while I was taking it out of the tin. I was, however, frustrated while making the cake as I didn't know a) whether to beat the eggs before adding them (there is a threat about not mixing but I did beat them beforehand) and you don't five any idea of how long to let the stuff cool. I baked mine at exactly 150 degrees but I could have done with covering the top, I think. I would have liked that advice beforehand. But it seems pretty tasty. Thanks.

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