Fruit cake with a difference!
LIGHT FRUIT CAKE
This is an easy all-in-one fruit cake with crumbly mixture. The combination of slow cooking and wholemeal flour ensures that it stays moist but firm.
For 7 inch round cake tin
4-5 oz margarine/butter
8 oz muscovado sugar [granulated ok i find]
5 oz plain flour
5 oz wholemeal flour
1 rounded tsp of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp of mixed spice
1 lb mixed dry fruit [rinse before use]
1 oz of cherries
1 oz of candied peel
glace icing with lemon juice adds a little!
variations: cook in an oven gas mark 3 for <2 hours or steam/bain marie for 5 hours. I found steaming more effective giving the cake a different consistency. Increase/descrease ratio of wholemeal/plain flour for drier/moist cake. This recipe was originally for a slow cooker.
james - please let me know what you think