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Grandpa Pencil's Recipe

Boiled Fruit Cake


Boiled Fruit Cake


  • 400 g Sultanas
  • 500 ml Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 200 g Butter
  • 125 ml Water
  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 2 beaten Egg

You will need

A large saucepan, a wooden spoon, Greaseproof paper, a sieve, a cooling rack and a 20 cm (8 inch) deep cake tin



  • Place sultanas, sugar, mixed spice and water into a large saucepan
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat
  • When completely cold add sieved flour and eggs
  • Blend together well and pour into a 20 cm (8 inch) deep cake tin lined with greased greaseproof paper
  • Bake in a slow oven for around 2 hours then turn out onto a wire cooling rack




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