Spondon Ale Cake Recipe at MyDish

Spondon Ale Cake

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  • Steep the fruit in the ale overnight.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together and mix in the beaten egg.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients into the mix and stir well.
  • Strain off the ale, add the fruit and stir well.
  • Pour the mix into a greased loose bottom tin, and bake for 1 hour at 350F and 1 hour at 325F.
  • Allow to cool, turn upside down, prick the bottom of the cake and pour in more ale and allow to soak in before serving.
  • Ingredients

    • 8 oz butter
    • 8 oz brown sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 12 oz plain flour
    • 2 level tsp. mixed spice
    • 1 lb mixed fruit
    • 0.25 lb walnuts or almonds
    • 0.5 pint strong ale or stout

    By Views 1390  Added Tue Oct 21 2008

    This is a recipe from Janet Arthur's book "Derbyshire Cookery" As it uses ale you can choose your favourite beer, stout or cider for flavour.


    The picture is of the old covered market hall in Derby. Spondon use to be a quiet village but gradually got absorbed by housing and is now a popular suburb of Derby, cut in two by the A52. The recipe comes from Janet Arthur''''s book Derbyshire Cooke Read More