Monday, December 14, 2015

175 - Oh So Much Baking

If I was to pick out a smell that says 'Christmas' to me, it would be the smell of fruit, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves bubbling away on the stove. I am ever grateful to the lovely workmate who gave me the recipe for this boiled fruit cake - I don't even like fruit cake but this one... oh my... at somewhere between a cake and a pudding it's just so moist and delicious! So I thought, rather than just tease with photos this time, I'll share the recipe!
Letty's Boiled Fruit Cake

125g Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Milk
750g Mixed Fruit
3 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
2 Eggs
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Dry Sherry
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Place butter, sugar, milk, fruit and spices in a saucepan over a high heat. Stir until boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Let fruit cool. Add sherry and baking soda. Beat eggs and add to the fruit mixture. 

Sift flour into mixture and stir until combined. 

Pour mixture into a deep round cake tin and bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees Celsius, 350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 1 hour 10 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. 

As a finishing touch I usually poke some holes in the cake with a skewer while its still warm and drizzle a little more sherry over the top.



  1. I'm not a fan of fruitcake, either--but this one does sound good!

  2. I do agree with Norma -- I'm not a fan of fruitcake either, but this one does sound delicious!! Hope your week is off to a great start, Aimee!! Enjoy!!

  3. This really sounds delicious to me!

  4. Whoah, this looks good . . .
    thanks for the recipe, and the great pics.

  5. Your photos are so tempting. If you were only down the block, I would be over willing to help you with some of that fruit cake. I also like fruit cake. Have no idea why so many people seem to dislike it?

  6. Thanks for the recipe, sadly I just bought a Christmas cake today from the Lions stand at my shopping centre. I'll keep it for next year. The photos look delicious though!

  7. This sounds wonderful, Aimee! Thank you for sharing it!

  8. It sounds delicious, Aimee! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Everyone who doesn't like fruitcake should send theirs to me!

    Hope you had a merry Christmas and look forward to a wonderful new year.

  10. Gracias por compartirla :)
    Feliz 2016 para ti.

  11. This recipe sounds fantastic. I'm going to give it a try!