Helen’s Fruit Cake

I have had this recipe for a long time. It has always been a really nice cake when it’s made. So good in fact, it doesn’t hang around for very long!

The recipe was given to me, by my Mum, by her friend, years ago. It was written into my book as Helen’s fruit cake and so the name has stayed. Its a boiled cake mix, call it whatever you wish! It’s freezable by the way.

Heat oven to gas 3/325 F/160 C. Grease and line 2 x 1lb loaf tins.

1/2 pint milk.
8oz brown sugar
1lb fruit, mixed or whatever you have to hand(or you could use a block of dates and 4oz walnuts)
10oz margarine/butter

Mix all the ingredients together. Bring it to the boil then turn it off. Let the mixture cool slightly. Add,

2 beaten eggs
1lb self-raising flour

We like a bit of mixed spice in ours so I put in about 2 teaspoons as well.
Mix all together well but don’t overmix. Put into 2 x 1lb loaf tins. Cook for about an hour. Test with a skewer.

Helen's Fruit Cake

Right i’m off for a cuppa and a slice of naughtiness! ;-D

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