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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Farmhouse Fruit Cake Just Like Mother Used To Make

This is possibly one of the, all time popular cakes, full of fruit, made with, sultanas, raisins, chopped glace cherries, orange rind, chopped mixed peel, and orange juice, all mixed into a flour, sugar and butter mix and baked into a wonderful cake. Dad used to love this in his packed lunch to take to work.

Fruit Cake image

Ingredients - Serves 8-10

. 10 oz. self raising flour
.1/4 tsp salt
. 8 oz. butter
. 8 oz. castor sugar
. 1 tbsp finely grated orange rind ( use un-waxed ones or wash peel well)
. 5 eggs 
. 12 oz. sultanas
. 4 oz raisins
. 6 oz. chopped glace cherries
. 2 oz. chopped mixed peel
. 1 tbs fresh orange juice


. Sift the flour and salt together
. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then beat in the orange rind
. Beat in the eggs, then the fruit, orange juice and flour

. Line an 8 inch cake tin with a double thickness of greased greaseproof paper 
. Spoon the batter into the tin 
. Put into the oven preheated to cool ( 150*C/300*F or Gas Mark 2 ) and bake for 2 & 1/2 hours or until a .  knife  inserted into the centre comes out clean.

                            Fruit cake recipe video