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Spicy Fruit Cake

Ingredients
  Self raising flour 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 6 Ounce
  Dark brown sugar 6 Ounce
  Currants 6 Ounce
  Sultanas 6 Ounce
  Candied peel 2 Ounce, chopped
  Glace cherries 2 Ounce, quartered
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mixed spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Black treacle 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 325°F.
2) Grease a 7-inch square cake tin. Line with a greased non-stick parchment paper.

MAKING
3) Into a bowl, sift the flour and salt. Add in pieces of butter. Mix into a crumbly mixture.
4) Add in sugar, dried fruit, candied peel, cherries, cinnamon and mixed spices.
5) Next, beat in the eggs and treacle. Add in a little milk to give the batter a soft dropping consistency.
6) Transfer the mixture into the cake mould. Bake for about 2 hours or till done. If the cake get a bit too dark, cover with a greaseproof paper or foil.
7) Let the cake cool in its tin for 10 minutes.Take the paper lining out and cool the cake completely.
8) If you want to freeze the cake at this stage, wrap it in cling film. Then pack in a freezer bag. Freeze till next use.

SERVING
9) Serve the Spicy Fruit Cake sprinkled with powdered sugar.
10) Thaw the cake by keeping at room temperature for about 4 hours.
11) Serve as in step 9.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes

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