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  • ShirleyM @ShirleyM Camberley updated 7 months ago

    My delicious and easiest fruit cake ever!

    350g Mixed fruit
    110g Butter
    225g Sugar (brown or what ever you choose)
    2 teaspoons Mixed spice
    1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
    270g tin of crushed pineapple

    Boil all of the above ingredients in a saucepan for about 10 minutes then allow to cool, I usually leave over night.

    Add....
    225g Self raising flour
    pinch of salt
    2 eggs

    Beat really well (it will be sloppy)

    Line an 8" cake tin and bake for one and a half hours at 150oC

    I have used marzipan and fondant icing on this cake to use at Christmas! The longer it's kept the more delicious it becomes.
    • @Sh... sounds delicious, thank you! I'm kind of all thumbs when it comes to baking but this one s..

    • @Sh... Even I might have a go at this! thanks.

    • If you can't get hold of crushed pineapple I get a tin of chunks and wiz it up in food processor wit..

    • My wife has made this; it's lovely. 5 stars.

    • Ha Ha. Bought all the ingredients a couple of weeks ago - good intentions but ....... will say no mo..

    • It's so quick Selsey, give it a go and it lasts and improves with age.

    • I'm so pleased your wife tried it John, I use this recipe for my Christmas cake.

    • @Sh... Sounds easy. I think even I could manage to make this.😋👍

    • Unfortunately my husband doesn’t eat eggs but it sounds a great recipe.

    • @Sh... - even the birds didn't want the last cake I tried from here. Honestly! Will give it a go ..

    • My missing ingredients arrive today, will be trying it soon.

    • I tried to make a fruit cake once, it's now our back door stop.

    • I have made a note of the recipe and will make it for Easter. I have made a boiled fruit cake before..

    • @Sh... thank you. Made this yesterday, it was so easy and relatively short baking time. Haven't t..

    • Mine is in the oven now, just about to come out.

    • @Ra... Try to resist the temptation to bite into it before leaving it to cool on a baking rack.

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    • I can smell it from here Ray, lol

    • Quite pleased with it, followed instructions to the letter, did knife test and it was clean. Wife wa..

    • @Ra... well done Ray, anyone can cook if they can read a good easy recipe. Don’t mean to belittle j..

    • Brilliant Ray, it looks perfect, you are in for a treat when it's gone cold, enjoy.

    • @An... I can cook fairly successfully as needs must because of changing circumstances, but this was ..

    • @Ra... I knew you had become the chef in the house but keep baking too. My husband took up baking b..

    • If mine looks half as good as yours, Ray I'll be a happy bunny, a grand job, looks good enough to ea..

    • My wife is now hooked on this cake; she is currently making two. We have it with milk for breakfast,..

    • Hahahaha John, I'll try that, my hubby puts tomato ketchup on everything!

    • @Sh... One of the cakes is gluten free. It is for our niece, so I won't be able to compare it, bu..

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