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Offline sue_purrb

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Boiled Fruit Cake
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:59:22 am »
Boiled Fruit Cake (Converted from Quick and Easy cake book)

Ingredients

270g dried mixed fruit
150g butter
70g soft brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice (I use a good shake of cinnamon and mixed spice)
220g orange juice (I use black tea, also nice with a splodge of brandy  :))
2 eggs
260g flour
3 tsp baking powder

Method

Weigh fruit, liquid, sugar, butter and spices into TM bowl. Cook for 15 mins at 90 degrees, reverse and speed spoon.
Leave mixture in bowl to cool, approx 1 hour.
Add rest of ingredients, mix on speed 5 reverse for about 7 seconds or until combined.
Pour into prepared tin (I use 20 cm round tin) and bake in preheated oven at 150 degrees C for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning on to a cooling rack.

This is a moist cake that keeps well. I sometimes add chopped nuts as well.
It's also very forgiving and seems to turn out even if I don't have quite enough flour or butter  :-[





members' comments

Tam - I soaked my sultanas in rum overnight and used half tea and freshly squeezed oranges.  Replaced the sugar with 50gms of rapadura and cut the butter down to 125 gms.

CC - Made your cake today Sue. Mine didn't rise as much as yours but at least it didn't sink in the middle. Still cooling so haven't cut it yet. Mine did take longer to cook, 1 hour and 30 minutes.



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Offline Cornish Cream

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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 11:44:55 am »
Thank you Sue :-*
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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 01:26:07 pm »
Sue I love all sorts of fruit cakes and this looks rather tasty. It looks lovely and high.
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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 07:35:30 am »
love fruit cake
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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 03:13:45 am »
Making this one now ;D How could I resist the beautiful picture!!!!!!
I soaked my sultanas in rum overnight and used half half tea and freshly squeezed oranges.  Replaced the sugar with 50gms of rapadura and cut the butter down to 125gms.
Will let you know how it turns out - MAY upload pictures but I'm sure mine won't look nearly as good!!!!!! ;D

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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 09:34:03 am »
Good recipe - nice fruitcake - thank you!
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Re: Boiled Fruit Cake
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 08:03:12 pm »
Made your cake today Sue.Mine didn't rise as much as yours but at least it didn't sink in the middle  :D :D
Still cooling so haven't cut it yet.Will report back. ;D
Mine did take longer to cook 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Denise...Buckinghamshire,U.K.
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