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fool proof "every day" fruit cake recipe anyone?

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Tommy Mon 01-Aug-05 15:18:46

Err.. that's it really.
I can do loads of cakes but haven't really found a good recipe for a fruit cake - nothing too fancy please!

PeachyClair Mon 01-Aug-05 16:26:25

Have one somewhere, will root around for you, really easy and won local cake comp!

Tommy Mon 01-Aug-05 16:42:00

that would be great, thanks. I've got loads of recipes but I'd really like a tried and tested one that's straightforward

Mojomummy Mon 01-Aug-05 20:16:46

do you like dates ? I have a fab receipe for sticky date cake, which you can serve hot with toffee sauce, or cold.

DD LOVES it & so does everyone else it seems !

It's a very quick soak dates then mix it all up chuck in the oven cake

WigWamBam Mon 01-Aug-05 20:17:49

Mojomummy, I'd be interested in that one please ...

Tommy Mon 01-Aug-05 20:22:10

oooh yes please

assumedname Tue 02-Aug-05 00:35:46

I was watching this thread drooling in anticipation.

Where are the lovely scrummy recipes? Like to surprise dh tomorrow with a cake.

jabberwocky Tue 02-Aug-05 04:35:44

I did this one for Christmas and everyone loved it:

No Bake Fruitcake
Easy to make, and no baking whatsoever. Makes 1 - 9 x 12
inch cake (18 servings).
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Ann

1 pound halved candied cherries
4 cups chopped pecans
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened
condensed milk
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) package vanilla
wafers, crushed

1 In a large bowl mix the candied cherries, chopped
pecans, sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, flaked
coconut, raisins, vanilla, and crushed vanilla wafers. Batter
will be very stiff. Place into pan and store in the refrigerator.

tarantula Tue 02-Aug-05 08:21:25

this is the fruit cake I make all the time. Dead easy to make and never known it to go wrong.

Barmbrack, Bairin breac

First stage

Mix together:
1 cup of sultanas
1 cup of raisins
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup cold tea

Cover these ingredients and leave to soak overnight.

Stage Two

Prepare these ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 level teaspoon of baking powder
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon mixed spice

1. Add the four, baking powder and spice to soaked fruit mixture.

2. Mix in the beaten egg.

3. Spoon into a well greased loaf tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit).

4. When cool brush the top with warmed honey for a glazed surface.

Tommy Tue 02-Aug-05 10:51:17

thank you for those - my Mum used to make brack - I think you put butter on that don't you? Kepp them coming if there are any more please!

Mojomummy Tue 02-Aug-05 11:04:47

will add the date cake receipe tonight...oooh my mouth is watering just thinking about it

tarantula Tue 02-Aug-05 11:22:31

I always put butter on mine breac but dp likes to eat it plain. Its yummy stuff esp with a cup of tea

super1971 Wed 03-Aug-05 09:14:04

i made this cake but i must have done something wrong its quite dense like a malt loaf but pale is there meant to be butter in it?, what have i done wrong?, i thought it would be like a manorhouse fruit songe is it meant to?

babynovice Wed 03-Aug-05 09:43:15

This one is fool-proof!
To make two 1lb fruit loaves.....
6oz Sugar
6fl oz Water
6-8oz Raisins
4oz Margarine
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 Eggs well beaten
8oz Self-raising flour

1. Put Sugar, Water, Raisins, Margarine & Bicarbonate of Soda in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
2. Boil for 15 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes until cool.
4. Add the well beaten eggs, then add the flour.
5. Divide mixture between 2 1lb loaf tins lined with greaseproof cases.
6. Bake in the oven Gas mark 4, 180C, 350F for 40 minutes (reduce heat for fan assisted ovens)

Easy as that!

Tommy Wed 03-Aug-05 14:00:20

lovely - thank you. I'll give a couple of these a go later.
Babynovice - brack is mare like a malt loaf. TBH, I have been trying to find a recipe for a manor house style cake as well!

super1971 Wed 03-Aug-05 14:42:05

bump for a manor house type fruit sponge cake

eefs Wed 03-Aug-05 14:52:09

I grew up on Barmbrack, yum, am going to make that tonight, thanks for reminding me of it Tarantula

assumedname Wed 03-Aug-05 16:54:18

Yum! Any more?

Tommy Wed 03-Aug-05 22:19:23

where's that peachyclare with that award winning recipe then?!

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