Dave's Favorite Fruit Cake

peggy allen

By
@jesallen

I never had a fruit cake until my husband made this for me. Ever since I tried it it has been my all time favorite cake. The hint of mixed spice with the fruit is to die for. I hope you enjoy my husband cake as much as I do.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

300 g
self rising flour
110 g
butter
110 g
caster sugar
250 g
mixed dried fruit, inc. cherries if desired
1
egg
5 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
mixed spices, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 180c. Line 6" round cake tin. Soak dried fruit in boiling water.
2
Rub butter into flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Drain fruit and add sugar and fruit to flour mixture. Add mixed spices, if using.
3
Add egg and milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Pour into cake tin and sprinkle to with Demerara, course brown sugar, pat down with spoon (for making a crunchy top)
4
Bake 45-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on rack then remove from cake tin.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #fruit cake