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Rich Fruitcake

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Introduction

This is the easiest fruitcake recipe I know of! It's seriously rich and always a winner served buttered with tea! A great cake to have in the freezer in case of 'emergencies' - serious comfort food.

Ingredients

Serves: 6-8

  • 227 soft butter ()
  • 227 soft dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 227 mixed dried fruit
  • 5 chopped dates
  • 5 chopped figs
  • 1 tub candied cherries (a large tub, cherries halved)
  • 284 chopped walnuts
  • 340 self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

Method

Rich Fruitcake is a community recipe submitted by Jennypen and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 140C
  • Mix together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs. Beat in sieved flour and spices.
  • Stir in the fruit - but omit some cherries for decoration.
  • Spoon into 2 greased and floured loaf tins and smooth the top of each cake.
  • Place 3/4 cherries ontop of each cake as decoration.
  • Bake at 140C for approx 1 hour 45 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Additional Information

    This cake will keep in an airtight tin/foil for weeks. Can also be frozen.

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