- STEP 1
Place butter, sugar, fruit, water, spice and bicarbonate of soda in a pan and bring to boil. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool.
- STEP 2
Line a 7 or 8 inch round baking tin- (depends how thick you want your cake to be.) with greased grease proof paper.
- STEP 3
When mixture is cool add the beaten eggs and salt and stir.
- STEP 4
Stir in sifted flour - mixture should almost runny enough to pour into tin.
- STEP 5
Spoon into tin. Place in an oven preheated to 180degrees C. Or 165degrees in a fan oven.
- STEP 6
Cook for 11/4 hours. Check after 1 hour. Cake is cooked when a skewer comes out clean. It may take a bit longer idea ending on size of tin. If top starts to burn cover with grease proof paper.
- STEP 7
When cooked leave in tin to cool a bit- about 5 mins. will do then remove from tin and place on cooling rack.