Speedy Fruit Cake

By on December 26, 2011


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/½ cup butter or margarine

150 ml/¼ pt water

2 eggs, beaten

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


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 150°C/300°F/gas mark 3 for 1½ hours until browned on top and shrinking away from the sides of the tin.