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Fruit Cake

  Soft margarine 225 Gram
  Caster sugar 225 Gram
  Frozen pasteurised egg 175 Milliliter, thawed
  Plain flour 275 Gram
  Baking powder 5 Milliliter
  Mixed spice 10 Milliliter
  Rum/Brandy / orange juice 30 Milliliter
  Mixed dried fruit 450 Gram
  Glace cherries 50 Gram, chopped

1. Cream the margarine and sugar together until pale and light. Gradually add the egg, beating well after each addition.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and spice together and fold into the creamed mixture alternately with the rum, brandy or orange juice.
3. Mix in the dried fruit and glace cherries. Turn the mixture into an 18 cm/7 in deep, round cake tin which has been greased and the bottom and sides lined with greased greaseproof paper.
4. Bake in the centre of a cool oven 150°C/300°F/Gas mark 2 for about 3 hours. When the cake is cooked a skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Remove the paper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
185 Minutes

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Fruit Cake Recipe