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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 180c. Line 6" round cake tin. Soak dried fruit in boiling water.
2Rub butter into flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Drain fruit and add sugar and fruit to flour mixture. Add mixed spices, if using.
3Add 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)
4Bake 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