Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Simple Fruit Cake
250 g plain flour, sifted
50 g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg powder
I got all the ingredients from my freeze but have to substitute mixed fruits with raisins,mixed spice and nutmeg powder with cinnamon powder. I reduced the amount of sugar as well. I added in some chopped walnuts so to have some crunchy bites.
Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
Combine the raisins with the brandy together, leave aside.
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in flour mixture to mix. Add macerated raisins.
Pour batter into prepared tin and bake in preheated over at 170 degrees Celsius for an hour. Reduce temperature to 150 degrees Celsius and bake a further half an hour or until cooked through.