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Eggless Sponge Fruit Cake

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This wonderfully simple eggless cake recipe is the next to the best pick for vegans. Enjoy this healthy way to snack that checks on your cholesterol levels!
Ingredients
  Flour 1 Pound
  Soda bicarbonate 2 Teaspoon
  Butter 6 Ounce
  Sugar 4 Ounce
  Allspice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sultanas 4 Ounce
  Currants 8 Ounce
  Candied peel 4 Ounce
  Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon, warmed (1 dessertspoon)
  Sour milk 1⁄2 Pint
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease an 8-inch X 5-inch pan with oil or butter and dust it with flour.
2. Preheat the oven to 375° F

MAKING
3. In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour and soda.
4. Cut the butter into small cubes and disperse in the flour.
5. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, rub the butter into the flour, until it resembles cake crumbs.
6. Mix the sugar, spice and fruits into the flour mixture.
7. Make a well in the centre, and add warm syrup and milk.
8. Mix quickly and lightly just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be a bit lumpy.
9. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan.
10. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.
11. Remove and let cake cool in the pan before inverting onto serving plate.

SERVING
12. Slice and serve the cake warm or cold, for breakfast or as a teatime snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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