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Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe
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Boiled Fruit Cake

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"This is an Northern Ireland recipe given to me by my Mum many years ago!! This cake is always much tastier the following day! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the water, mixed fruit, sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and boil gently for about 10 minutes. Sift the flour, baking soda and mixed spice into a large bowl. Pour in the boiled mixture, and stir until well blended. Mix in the eggs. Pour into the greased loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 90 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer or knife inserted into the top comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2007

This is very yummy! Note: For those of us that can't find 'mixed spice' I found a recipe for it. 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1 tablespoon allspice 2 teaspoons mace 1 teaspoon ground cloves

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2005

I made this last night and it was not very good at all. Maybe it's just because it's fruit cake?

 

17 Ratings

Sep 20, 2007

This is a fantastic recipe,just changed a few things,ie milk instead of water brown sugar instead of white,2 tsp of mixed spice and added a cup of glazed cherries cut in half.this is now the best fruit cake ever look no further you will not find a better recipe,and so easy to make cheers.

 
Feb 17, 2005

the best yet, your recipe is the way my mother-in-law made it in ireland,and she is 91 years old, i find what happens people are intend to add other ingredints to old recipes and all they do is ruin them .you have not and it is great thanks peggy

 
Nov 04, 2007

Don't panic! The mixture amost filled my baking tin, and I was worried it would spill over during cooking, but it stayed in the pan. I cooked it for the time given but the top was a little over-done although the middle was just right, so next time I placed a piece of baking parchment with a small hole in the centre loosely over the top of the cake for the first hour of cooking, removing it for the last 30 minutes, and this gave a much better result. This is a great cake and already a firm favourite.

 
Sep 24, 2007

This is probably one of the better boiled fruit cakes that have come out of Ireland. I like it exactly the way it is printed and it is very good spread with real butter. Thanks again for a great simple recipe.

 
Sep 28, 2005

tried it a love it,easy an hassel free

 
Aug 11, 2006

VERY GOOD CAKE RECIPE. I ALSO DID THIS WITH THE WATER I MADE HOT TEA AND BUT 4 OZ OF CHERRY'S

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 506 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 97 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 431 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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