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Australian Fruit Cake Recipe

Australian Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g / 2 lb cake

100 g/4 oz butter or margarine

225 g/8 oz/1 cup soft brown sugar

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water
350g/12 oz/2 cups dried mixed fruit (fruit cake mix)
5 ml/1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
10 ml/2 tsp ground mixed (apple-pie) spice
5 ml/1 tsp ground ginger
100g/4 oz/1 cup self-raising (self-rising) flour
100g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
1 egg, beaten


Bring all the ingredients except the flours and egg to the boil in a pan. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Mix in the flours and egg. Place the mixture in a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 160C/325F/gas mark 3 for 1 hour until well risen and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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