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Nanny Mary's Fruit Cake

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This is perhaps the easiest fruit cake I've ever made and the boiling of the fruit makes it incredibly moist and easy to mix.


Serves: 6

  • 12 ounces mixed fruit
  • 8 ounces superfine sugar (for preference but granulated works fine)
  • 10 ounces self-raising flour
  • 7 ounces margarine (or butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice


Nanny Mary's Fruit Cake is a community recipe submitted by Kajagoogoo and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Line a 17 cm tin with baking parchment, leaving a little higher than the top of the tin to protect the top of the cake from burning.
  • Put the fruit in a pan with enough water to cover.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 mins before draining.
  • Whilst fruit is still hot stir in all other ingredients.
  • Cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Leave to cool a little before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Additional Information

Tastes great warm with a little cream or cold on it's own. I personally feel that a cup of tea is required with both.

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