19 June 2011

Easy Peasey Fruit Cake

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For this Father's Day I made my Dad his favourite Fruit Cake, as well as getting him the latest boogie woogie man Ben Waters CD.  It's such a yummy cake, it would be rude not to share the recipe with you.

Ingredients:
  • 110 grams stork butter
  • 2 cups of sultanas (remove the stalks)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Teaspoon of spice
  • Cherries
Method:
  1. In a sauce pan add: 110 grams of stork, 2 cups of sultanas - remove any stalks and 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Put onto a medium heat and melt.
  3. Stand and cool.
  4. Mark out a circle of grease proof paper, cut out and butter. Butter the inside of a cake tin and add the grease proof paper.
  5. In a mixing bowl add:
    • Crack 2 eggs
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 2 cups of flour
    • A pinch of salt
    • Teaspoon of spice
    • Cut cherries into quarters, add to mix and stir.
  6. Pour mix into cake tin.
  7. Heat in oven at 165 gas mark for 1 hour.
  8. At 55 minutes put knife in middle - if clean the cake is done!
  9. Take cake tin out and stand to cool for 30 minutes.
  10. Turn out and enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of tea!
Fruit Cake - yum!

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