Fruit cake

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A classic fruit cake recipe - perfection guaranteed every time.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb (900g) dried fruit
  • 1 pint (570ml) rice or soya milk
  • 7 fl oz (200ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 lb (455g) self raising wholemeal flour
  • 2 oz (55g) ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of allspice

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F/gas mark 2.
  2. Mix in given order.
  3. Beat well and pour into well lined greased 23cm (9 inch) cake tin.
  4. Cover top with greaseproof paper. Bake for 2 hours then reduce to 130C/250F/gas mark 1 and bake for 1- 2hours.
  5. Cool in tin: a tin with a detachable base is best.
  6. Can be covered with jam and a large packet of white or coloured marzipan for special occasions.

Thanks to the Eighth Day for this recipe.