Speedy Fruit Cake Recipe

Recipe for Speedy Fruit Cake

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm/8 inches cake

450 g/1 lb mixed dried fruit (fruit cake mix)

225 g/8 oz/1 cup soft brown sugar

100 g/4 oz/ cup butter or margarine

150 ml/ pt water

2 eggs, beaten

225 g/8 oz/2 cups self-raising (self-rising) flour

Method:

Bring the fruit, sugar, butter or margarine and water to the boil, then cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Leave to cool. Beat in the eggs and flour, then spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 20 cm/8 in cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150C/300F/gas mark 3 for 1 hours until browned on top and shrinking away from the sides of the tin.

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