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Easy apple fruit cake

Easy apple fruit cake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per slice
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal350
fat16g
saturates9g
carbs51g
sugars18g
fibre1g
protein4g
low insalt0.63g
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Ingredients

  • 200g butter , softened plus extra for greasing
  • 200g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eating apples , grated (approx 100g each)
  • 300g mixed sultanas and raisins

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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Recipe from December 2005, December 2005

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Rating: 5 out of 5.103 ratings
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