I have tried others but every time I revert to this - although I believe boiled fruit cakes are not quite the done thing.
- 22 ounces mixed dried fruit (soak in half cup rum or brandy for a few days if you wish)
- ½ cup rum (or brandy to soak dried fruit)
- 9 fluid ounces water
- 4 ounces butter
- 1 cup cane sugar
- ⅙ fluid ounce baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 pinch of salt
- ⅙ fluid ounce mixed spice
- 1 cup nuts (of choice)
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I usually do a double amount of this and make a large cake (23 cm) and a smaller one. If the cake starts getting too brown on the top, cover the top with a piece of tin foil. I like adding cranberries, glace cherries, sliced preserved ginger, a teaspoon of powdered ginger and a few dates into the fruit.