Wilkinson Family Fruitcake

My Grandma's old fruit cake recipe - simple and tasty!

Ingredients*

  • 16 oz self raising flour
  • 8 oz caster sugar
  • 8 oz margarine
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 24 oz mixed fruit
  • Mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • Milk

*This makes a double sized cake suitable for feeding the Choir & Orchestra. Half these quantities for a normal loaf tin :)

How-to

  1. Preheat oven to ~ 160°C
  2. Sieve the flour and mixed spice together into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Melt marge in a saucepan.
  6. Add to dry ingredients.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Add vanilla essence and eggs.
  9. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Add milk if necessary to achieve a good consistency.
  11. Place in a large, greased loaf tin.
  12. Bake for ~2 hours.*

*You'll need to use your skill and judgement depending on your own oven. I tend to check after 90 minutes and adjust times accordingly.

Tom Out!