Nell's Irish Boiled Cake

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"Great tasting and easy. This is similar to a fruitcake."
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1 h 15 m servings 251 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the raisins, golden raisins, currants, brown sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Boil for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the boiled ingredients along with the cooking sherry, mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake 15 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


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This must be the real thing! Served 6 of these cakes at a function at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, - we had to put the crumbs out because everybody was clamoring for more!

Very easy indeed, and very good too - moist but crumbly. It is a fruit cake as we know them in Ireland and the UK; however I think it's a bit too sweet - a common failing in recipes adapted to t...

So many recipes for Irish boiled cakes. I refer to use white flour rather than whole wheat. The latter tends to make it dry and certainly cut back on the sugar a little. Still a pretty good li...

Wonderful!! Delicious!! A must try!

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