Nan's Boiled Fruit Cake
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Nan's Boiled Fruit Cake

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Serves 8

A Very Moist Fruit Cake - passed down from my nan

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Ingredients

  • BOILED FRUIT MIXTURE
  • 4 oz Brown Sugar
  • 8 oz margarine or butter
  • 1lb mixed fruit
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 Pint Milk
  • FOR THE CAKE MIXTURE
  • 4 oz Glace Cherries
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 oz chopped walnuts
  • 12 oz Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method

    1. Place all the ingredients for the fruit mix in a large saucepan bring to the boil and allow to cool for about 30 minutes
    2. Preheat oven to 160C / Gas 3
    3. Add the cherries and nuts stir through
    4. then add eggs and mix well, add the flour and fold through the mix.
    5. Place the mixture in a greased and floured 8' - deep cake tin. Tie some greaseproof paper around the outside of the tin so that the paper comes over the edges of the tin or optionally place over the top about half way through baking. Bake for 2 hours but check after 1.5 hours , check to see if cooked throughly with a skewer. If not bake a little further until the skewer comes out clean from the cake. Allow to cool and either decorate with marzipan and royal icing, or dried apricots and cherries and glaze with melted apricot jam or plain is very nice too.

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dee-wee
31st Jan, 2009
I made this cake for the first time thinking it would fit in my 2lb loaf tin - oops!!It spilled over as it was cooking, so I will put it in something other than a loaf tin next time. There will be a next time as it was lovely and moist and the top was crunchy. It got a 9 and a half score at work!
ijustluvfood
9th Dec, 2008
4.05
I made this today for my husband who does like a fruit cake. I find the recipe I have a little dry so don't usually eat it. This is beautiful!!! Moist and a beautiful flavour..........used the marzipan and icing left from my Christmas cake on top to add the finishing touch. I don't usually care for marzipan and icing but this is a really lovely cake and will make many more I'm sure.
ijhawkins
25th Mar, 2008
4.05
I made it this time using 2 silicone loaf tins and they came out great IAN

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