- STEP 1
Place the fruit, sugar, butter, water, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda into a large saucepan
- STEP 2
Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
- STEP 3
Leave to cool.
- STEP 4
Pre-heat oven to 160°C, (140°C Fan), Gas Mark 3.
- STEP 5
When almost cold add eggs and stir in self-raising flour.
- STEP 6
Grease and line a 24cm cake tin. Pour in mixture.
- STEP 7
Place a bowl of water in the bottom of the oven. Put cake into oven and bake for 1 hour.
- STEP 8
Cover the cake with baking parchment to prevent burning and bake for a further 30mins or until a skewer comes out clean.