Farmhouse Fruit Cake

Farmhouse Fruit Cake


This is an old recipe so still in ounces!

  • 6oz margerine or equivalent
  • 6oz castor or soft brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 10oz mixed dried fruits
  • 2oz chopped dried apricots
  • 2oz Glace cherries halved
  • 8oz plain flour, seived
  • 1/2 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon mixed spice


Place all ingredients together in a mixer or food processor except fruit.  Mix well for 2-3 minutes then fold in the fruit.

Place in a greased and lined 7 inch round cake tin.

Bake in a pre-heated oven 170C /Fan 140C / 325F / Gas 3 on a middle shelf for 11/2 – 1 3/4 hours

Leave in the tin for 2-3 minutes then turn out onto wire tray to cool.


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