Easy apple fruit cake

Easy apple fruit cake

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(85 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Cuts into 12 slices
This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal350
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.63g
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Ingredients

  • 200g butter, softened plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 eating apples, grated (approx 100g each)
    Apples

    Apple

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    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 300g mixed sultanas and raisins

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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amyraz
17th Nov, 2011
5.05
Best ever fruit cake! Black treacle is a great addition as the cake is moist and sticky! Always very popular when I make it at home.
ness342
14th Oct, 2011
5.05
made this for a very fussy friends 50th birthday she loved it as did everyone else just wondered if anyone had made it a few weeks in advance and how well it kept
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lottylouby
5th Sep, 2011
5.05
Made this cake at the weekend as was given some cooking apples. The cake was gorgeous. Very easy to make as you more or less put everything in at the same time and mix together. I only had caster sugar and had no raisins just sultanas. Still worked fine. One tip i would give is to prepare your apples at the last minute, otherwise they will go brown! Luckily i did this but they were still starting to go brown just before i put them in the mixture. I baked the cake for longer as suggested, for about 1 hr 25 minutes i think. Didin't bother icing as suggested. The cake seemed to taste better the next day, and was easier to slice as i stored in the fridge. Will definitely make again. I have given the print out of the recipe to my mum, who loved it, and she's really good at baking so she knows a good cake when she tastes one!
bioniclou
15th Apr, 2011
Totally awesome. Cake is moist, light for fruit cake and not too dry, I have even mucked around a bit with the 'apple' ingredients and used apple-sauce and cranberry sauce instead!!! Still 100% great. Will be using this recipe for a Ruby wedding anniversary cake. highly recommend, Thanks Jane.
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techman
26th Mar, 2011
5.05
Lovely cake, definitely sweet enough without icing and so easy to make. A real winner
nanajan
20th Mar, 2011
5.05
made this cake sunday for the scound time very easy, but this time changed it ... I used fruit ..and added sherry to the fruit' and O boy was a treat ....did'nt last long ... ordered are in for more ....
twinmum
3rd Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy and delicious. Everybody enjoyed this. Kept really well in a tin on a camping holiday.
doz123
19th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this cake last week with the left over dried fruit from Christmas, absolutely loved it even more than my Christmas cake made it again yesterday husband loves it, added cherries.
doz123
19th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this cake last week with the left over dried fruit from Christmas, absolutely loved it even more than my Christmas cake made it again yesterday husband loves it, added cherries.
doz123
19th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this cake last week with the left over dried fruit from Christmas, absolutely loved it even more than my Christmas cake made it again yesterday husband loves it, added cherries.

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