Marvellous Mixed Fruit cake

I love raisins & sultanas, I love a cake. 'Why not combine them together to make a fabulous, heavenly cake', was the thought that crossed my mind early morning today.

I had all the ingredients in my quarantine cupboard so voila, after my first cup of Assam tea, I got down to bake a cake! I have taken inspiration from the Sultana cake baked by Amy of Baking with Granny. Here is the simple, straightforward recipe for this cake.

Prep: 15mins

Cook: 50mins


225gm self raising flour

140gm castor sugar

140 gm butter

1/2 tsp salt

170gm mixed fruit ( I used a mix of golden raisins, sultanas, candied orange and lemon peel)

3 eggs

2tbsp orange juice

  • Pre-heat oven to 150deg and grease and line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  • Dust the mixed fruits in 2tbsp flour. Make sure you remove 2tbsp flour off the 225gm.

  • In a big bowl, beat castor sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  • Add the 3 eggs one by one and beat well after adding each one.

  • Now add the orange juice and mix well.

  • Sift together the flour and salt into the mixture and fold well, ensuring there are no lumps(do not beat)

  • Tip in the mixed fruits along with the flour. Mix everything well so that the fruits get evenly distributed in the cake batter.

  • Pour the batter into the lined tin and place it in the middle shelf of the oven.

  • Bake for 50 -55minutes.

  • Insert a tooth pick or skewer to chack if the cake is done. If the skewer comes out clean, you cake is ready.

  • Remove cake from oven and let in rest for 10 mins in the tin. After that take it ou of the tin and cool it completely on a cake rack.

Enjoy your mixed fruit cake with a hot cup of tea, friends and family!

Hints & tips: If you do not have self raising flour you can use plain flour. Mix 2tsp of baking powder to every 150g or 1 cup of plain flour.

Dusting the sultanas and raisins stop them from sinking to the bottom of the cake while baking.

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