Boiled Fruit Cake
This recipe has been shared with us by Gail Woodgate.
"Mum always made boiled fruit cakes throughout the year, then come Christmas she made the 'real' thing. This is easy to do and tastes great. We always had this with butter – lots of butter. I always thought of fruit cake as an old person's cake, something that my great aunt, grandmother and mum had, not me. As I got older (dare I say, grew up) I came to like and really enjoy it." - Gail
Recipe Tester Feedback: "After trying this fruit cake, I don't think I'd ever make a different one! It turned out perfectly and had just the right amount of fruit. It was so easy and everyone enjoyed it." - Anita
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Preparation Time 25 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour 15-30 minutes
Can be frozen
- dried fruit - 375g, mixed
- water - 225g
- brown sugar - 200g
- butter - 115g, chopped, plus extra to serve
- mixed spice - 1/2 tsp
- ginger - 1/2 tsp, ground
- cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
- self raising flour - 130g
- plain flour - 130g
- eggs - 2
- Preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan forced. Grease and line a 20cm round tin with baking paper.
- Add the fruit (375g), water (225g), brown sugar (200g), butter (115g), mixed spice (1/2 tsp), ginger (1/2 tsp) and cinnamon (1/2 tsp) to the bowl. Program 10 minutes / 105C* / Reverse+Stirring Speed, measuring cap on.
- Remove the lid and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
- Add the self raising flour (130g), plain flour (130g) and eggs (2) to the bowl. Mix Reverse+Speed 3 / 30 seconds or until combined.
- Pour the batter into the tin.
- Bake for 1 hour 15-30 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the tin and allow it to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
- Serve with butter if desired.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.