Best Ever Fruit Cake
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Best Ever Fruit Cake

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Serves 8

This is an absolute delicious fruit cake!

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  • 175 grams Demerera Sugar
  • 150 grams Sultanas
  • 125 grams Currants
  • 150 grams Seedless Raisins
  • 300 ml Water
  • 73 grams Glace Cherries, quartered
  • 125 grams Butter or Margarine plus pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 275 grams Self Raising Flour, sieved
  • 50 grams Blanched Almonds (optional)


    1. Put the sugar, sultanas, currants, raisins, water, cherries, butter or margarine, salt into a saucepan, bringing it to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
    2. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool. Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees / Gas Mark 3
    3. Grease and line with grease proof paper a 20 cm round cake tin
    4. Add the egg to the cooled fruit mixture and stir in well. Add the flour and mix well
    5. Turn into the prepared cake tin, smooth the top and arrange optional almonds on the top.
    6. Bake for 1.25 - 1.50 hours until risen and golden brown. Cool slightly before turning out. The cake improves with keeping.

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13th May, 2012
Tasty & fruity cake but a little too dry for me.
14th Feb, 2011
Great cake really fruity & tasty it takes a little longer than some fruit cakes but well worth it, i will definately make it again, delicious!!
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