Boiled fruit cake

This recipe is from Fran’s grandmother and is an incredibly moist fruit cake that can be enjoyed with a tea and with friends.

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  • 125 grams butter
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 250 grams each of currants, sultanas and raisins
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon spice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 65 grams mixed peel
  • 65 grams chopped almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup each of plain flour and SR flour


  1. Boil all ingredients together except eggs and flour.
  2. Beat eggs till frothy and fold into mixture. Then add sifted flours.
  3. Place in 8 inch (20 centimetre) tin and bake in moderate oven (170 degrees) for 1.5 hours.

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