Cider Fruit Cake

This is a quick sort of fruit cake, so if you haven’t made your Christmas cake yet, this one might just do for you. It’s a melt-it-all-in-a-pan sort of a cake.



50g unsalted butter

200g muscovado sugar

approx. 250g assorted dried fruit of your choice

175ml cider

175ml water

1tsp mixed spice

1tsp ground ginger

225g plain flour

2tsp baking powder

Icing sugar to decorate.

To make:

Preheat an oven to 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4.

Put everything up to the flour in a big pan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for two minutes, then sift in the flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.

Into a baking tin and bake for 25ish minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

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