Friday, 9 August 2013

Fruitylicious Cake

This is another one of my first time first time bakes. I've had some really lovely shop bought fruit cakes and some really awful dry ones too which were quite off putting so I decided to try and make my own one :) I chopped and changed a few ingredients, It turned out delicious and moist.


1 and 1/2 cups of mixed dried fruit with candied peel.
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup of vegetable oil ( instead of butter)
2 eggs
1 tbs honey
2 tsp mixed spice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Preparation Method :
Pre heat oven to 150

In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour salt and and baking soda.
Add in the dried fruit and mix well  with finger tips to make sure the fruit is coated and separated.

Now in a separate bowl, whisk 2 medium eggs and add the sugar, honey and mixed spice. Mix it all up. There's no need to dissolve the sugar.

Now gradually add the wet mixture into the fruit and flour mixture and fold through until incorporated well.

Now grease and flour your cake tin (9 inch) and pour in the cake batter, spread the batter from the center outwards to ensure a level cake. 
Pop the cake into the lower shelf of the oven and bake for an hour and 10 minutes. Check after an hour as oven temps vary.
Can you smell the yummy spices? ..... Mmmmmm yummy :)

An hour 10 mins later here is my cake :)

Wait for the cake to cool before turning it out onto a plate.

Cut a huge slice or 2 for your self ;)

Enjoy with a brew mmmmm :)

I hope you try this out :)

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