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'Boiled in the bag' fruit cake

By Mutantsheep (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 10
A family favourite that is the amalgamation and alteration of several recipes, gradually perfected over the years.
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Ingredients

  • 4oz butter
  • 6oz soft brown sugar
  • 6oz currants
  • 6oz sultanas
  • 2oz glacé cherries- quartered
  • 8fl. oz. Water
  • 1 good teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 4oz plain flour
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • Good pinch salt

Method

  • 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.

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