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Fruit Cake - Tried and Tested

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Introduction

I have used this recipe for years and it's extremely 'forgiving'. I have tried a few others, but always go back to this one. The quantities I give are for a Medium sized cake

I have used this recipe for years and it's extremely 'forgiving'. I have tried a few others, but always go back to this one. The quantities I give are for a Medium sized cake

Ingredients

Serves: 10

Metric Cups
  • 390 grams currants
  • 270 grams sultanas
  • 180 grams raisins
  • 120 grams cherries
  • 120 grams almonds (chopped)
  • 120 grams mixed peel
  • 30 grams lemon zest
  • 300 grams cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 240 grams butter
  • 240 grams soft brown sugar
  • 6 medium eggs
  • brandy
  • 14 ounces currants
  • 10 ounces golden raisins
  • 6 ounces raisins
  • 4 ounces cherries
  • 4 ounces almonds (chopped)
  • 4 ounces mixed peel
  • 1 ounce lemon zest
  • 11 ounces cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 8 ounces soft brown sugar
  • 6 medium eggs
  • brandy

Method

Fruit Cake - Tried and Tested is a community recipe submitted by Markella and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Mix all the dried fruit together and soak in the brandy overnight (or longer)
  • Preheat your oven to 120C. Prepare your cake tin by buttering and lining with baking paper.
  • Mix the butter and sugar well until light in colour and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add the flour a bit at a time. Mix well. Fold in the fruit and add a Tbspn or two of brandy.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 3 hours.
  • Mix all the dried fruit together and soak in the brandy overnight (or longer)
  • Preheat your oven to 120C. Prepare your cake tin by buttering and lining with baking paper.
  • Mix the butter and sugar well until light in colour and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add the flour a bit at a time. Mix well. Fold in the fruit and add a Tbspn or two of brandy.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 3 hours.
  • Additional Information

    My oven is a bit wonky - so I find that it actually takes quite a bit longer to bake. Sometimes I turn the oven up to about 130C for the first 2 hour sand then down to 120C for the rest.

    My oven is a bit wonky - so I find that it actually takes quite a bit longer to bake. Sometimes I turn the oven up to about 130C for the first 2 hour sand then down to 120C for the rest.

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    What 1 Other has said

    • What size pan please?

      Posted by Bigmal on 20th July 2015
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