Thursday, 19 January 2012

Boiled Fruit Cake - My Mum's recipe

This recipe is very dear to me.  My Mum made this countless times and it is one of the only recipes I got her to actually write down for me.  I am so glad I did!

I'm not a huge fruit cake lover but I have always eaten my Mum's fruit cakes.  I used to call them the Fruit cake for people who don't like Fruit Cake lol.  Even my Hubby likes this cake and he doesn't usually eat Fruit Cake at all.  Stinky and Buddha don't usually like anything with sultanas in it but both quite like this cake.

This is the cake that I got my mum to make for my first wedding.  She was determined that wedding cake should be a fruit cake,,,,,back then I hated all fruit cakes except hers and used to hate wedding cakes.  I didn't even want fruit cake for the wedding but she insisted so I compromised and said that if she made the cake then I would have fruit cake.  Lol I won that battle!

I hope this recipe continues to get passed down from generation to generation in my family.


225 grams Butter or Margarine
1 cup Sugar
1 packet Mixed Fruit
1 packet Glace Cherries
2 teaspoons Mixed Spice
1 teaspoon Carb Soda
1 cup Water

2 Eggs
2 tablespoons Treacle
1 cup Plain Flour
1 cup Self Raising Flour

Place all ingredients from Butter/Margarine through to Water into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Allow to cool

Fold beaten eggs into the above mix.
Add Flours and Treacle and mix well so it is thoroughly combined (just use a wooden spoon to do this, no mixer required)

Pour mixture into a well greased/lined tin and cook at 160 degrees Celsius for approximately 1 1/2 hours.

This cake keeps well and is lovely and moist with a lovely light flavour.

1 comment:

  1. I love tried and true recipes, especially family favourites!


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