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GF Boiled Fruit Cake

Preparation Time
45 minutes

Cooking Time
90 - 120 minutes

The cake tastes superb with brandy sauce!! 😊

By Innovative

Preparation Method


Boiled Fruit Mixture

454g/1lb Mixed Fruit (Raisins/Cranberries/ Apricots/ Orange Peels)
285ml / ½ pint Milk
225g/8oz Margarine
113g/ 4oz Brown Sugar
9g/ 2tsp Mixed Spice

Cake Mixture

340g/ 12oz GF Pure Self Raising Flour
113g/ 4oz Glace Cherries
2 eggs beaten
57g/ 2 oz chopped walnuts
11g/ 1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Preparation method

1.Place all the ingredients for the fruit mix in a large saucepan, bring to boil and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 160C / Gas 3

3. Add the cherries and nuts stir through and then add eggs and mix well, add the flour and fold through the mix.

4. Place the mixture in a greased and floured 8' - deep cake tin. Tie some greaseproof paper around the outside of the tin so that the paper comes over the edges of the tin or optionally place over the top about half way through baking. Bake for 2 hours but check after 1.5 hours, check to see if cooked thoroughly with a skewer. If not fully baked, bake a little further until the skewer comes out clean from the cake.

5. Allow to cool and either decorate with marzipan and royal icing, or dried apricots and cherries and glaze with melted apricot jam or plain is very nice too.