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Fruit Cake

When it comes to a drizzly cold afternoon, nothing beats sitting down with a cup of warm tea and a nice slice of fruit cake.

15 Minutes Preparation Time

1hr10 Cooking Time


125g Butter (Room Temperature)

125g Light Brown Sugar

4 Medium Eggs

70ml Milk

30ml Marmalade

250g Self-Raising Flour

1/2tbs Mixed Spice

400g Mixed Dried Fruit

1tbs Marmalade


- Preheat the oven to 160c.

- Cut a circle of greaseproof paper for your springform tin. (TIP: Use the base to draw a perfect sized circle and then cut it out)

- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar

- Next, add the eggs one at a time whilst continuing to beat and pour the milk and marmalade in next

- In a separate bowl, sift the flour and add the mixed spice and baking powder.

- Add to the wet mix one table soon at a time whilst the mixer is on slow.

- Finally fold through the mixed fruit.

- Add to the lined springform tin and place in the centre of the oven.

- Cook for 1hour 10 minutes. Check that the cake is cooked by placing a skewer into the centre (it should come out clean). If not, cook for a further 10 minutes and check again.

- When still warm, brush marmalade over the top of the cake to create a sticky top. Then once cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.

- ENJOY with a cup of tea!


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