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Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe

A traditional Irish cake, that keeps very well.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


- 450g/1 lb sultanas

- 225g/½ lb granulated sugar

- 1 teaspoon (5ml) mixed spice

- 225g/½ lb butter

- 150ml/¼ pint water


- Boil the above ingredients for 10 minutes, mixing well. Let it get cold, then add - 450g/1 lb sifted white flour; 2 medium eggs - well beaten

- Blend very well, then put into a greased and lined cake tin (about 20cm/8 ins in diameter) and bake in a slow oven - 130°C/250°F/Gas ½ - for about 2 hours; or until a skewer comes out clean

This cake keeps well.

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