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Cornish Heavy (Hevva) Cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

15 slices

Traditional Cornish heavy cake, using the recipe handed down through my family to me. This recipe uses no eggs. Great with a cup of tea!

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Ingredients

  • 500g Self-raising flour
  • 250g Butter
  • 360g Mixed dried fruit
  • 180g Sugar
  • 100ml Milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a medium, square cake tin.

  2. Rub the butter into the flour until it's the texture of fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and fruit and mix well. Add the milk and mix to a soft, stiff dough.

  3. Press into the cake tin, pushing down firmly in the corners. Score the top of the cake with a sharp knife, making criss-cross diagonal lines.

  4. Place in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  5. Remove from the oven and while still warm, brush with milk and give a generous sprinkling of granulated sugar. Allow to cool and cut generous slices.

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Angelwings1981
20th May, 2015
5.05
Very tasty, beautiful cake :)
barbarakelsey
10th May, 2015
5.05
Lovely, I added a tsp of cinnamon and some grated nutmeg.
tommo_177
19th Mar, 2015
Great recipe; tasty, fun to make! A real good recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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