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Grandma's family fruit cake recipe

  • Serves 10
  • 5 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Lisa Palmer
Added 87 months ago

Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.  Line a large (2lb) loaf tin with non-stick baking parchment.


Sieve the flour and spices together into a large mixing bowl.  Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.


Stir in the sugar and dried fruit.


Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten egg.  Start to stir together, adding the milk a little at a time until the mixture has a soft dropping consistency.


Spoon into the loaf tin and decorate the top with glace cherries and blanched almonds, if desired.


Bake for 35 minutes then test with a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake.  When it comes out clean, the cake is ready.

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  • 250g (8oz) SR flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 125g (4oz) butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 125g (4oz) sugar
  • 250g (8oz) fruit, sultanas, etc.
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150ml (¼ pint) milk
  • Glacé cherries to decorate (optional)
  • Whole blanched almonds to decorate (optional)

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