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- FOR THE CAKE
- 8ozs self raising flour
- 4ozs sugar(brown is best)
- 1½ lbs dried fruit (mixed or whatever you prefer)
- 4 ozs glace cherries. halved
- 2 eggs
- 4 ozs butter or margarine(melted
- 2teaspoons mixed spice
- pinch salt
- 1 teacup milk
- few drops Vanilla Extract
- Grease and line a 8 or 9 inch cake tin.
- Heat oven to gas no 3 160c.
- Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Beat every thing together with a wooden spoon.
- Spoon into tin and smooth top.
- Check on cake after 1 hr 45mins
St Helen's Farm Quick and Easy Fruit Cake
by St Helen's Farm
Views 1761, Added Tue Nov 2 2010
- 100g (4oz) St Helen's Farm goats' butter
- 100g (4oz) soft brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 100ml St Helen's Farm goats' milk
- 225g (9oz) self raising flour
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 275g (11oz) dried mixed fruit
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC/ Gas Mark 3.
- Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
- Allow the butter to soften then beat it with the sugar until light and creamy.
- Sift together the flour and spices.
- Gradually stir the milk, eggs and flour and dried fruit into the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well.
- Place in the tin and make a slight hollow in the middle.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until firm to touch.
- For more visit: www.sthelensfarm.co.uk
- 120g/4oz Margarine
- 170g/6oz sugar(brown is best)
- 340g/14oz dried fruit (mixed or whatever you prefer)
- 225ml/8floz Water
- 1 ½ tsp mixed spice
- 2 eggs. beaten
- 240g/8oz Flour (self raising)
- pinch salt
- 1.Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4
- 2.Prepare the tin by applying a thin layer of margarine and lining with two layers of greaseproof paper.
- 3.Put the margarine, sugar, fruit, water, and mixed spice in a saucepan over a moderate heat. Bring to boil and simmer for 1 minute.
- 4.Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool.
- 5.Add eggs, flour and salt to cooled mixture. Mix well and pour into prepared tin.
- 6.Bake for about one and a quarter hours. You may need to put brown paper over the top if cake starts to singe before it is cooked throughout.
- 7.Cake is ready when an inserted skewer comes out clean - leave to cool on a wire rack.