Fruit Cake

The family cakes chapter has loads of recipes in it and I think I have been concentrating too much on savoury recipes, so going to try do at least 2 sweet recipes a week! So today I picked this one, it’s one of the first recipes from this chapter and I think it sounds like a good cake to bake if you like a lighter fruit sponge..

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I do make a lot of sponges and usually it’s butter and sugar first, then beat in the eggs and then stir in the four, so when I come across a cake recipe that says to start like this I do always wonder why. Would this have turned out differently if I’d started with the butter and sugar rather than rubbing the butter into the flour..

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Then the fruit goes in and I don’t think its a lot of fruit so isn’t going to be a heavy cake..

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Then I mixed in the eggs and about 2-4 tablespoons of milk..

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Then it’s into the tin..

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After an hour it’s turned a nice golden brown colour, feels very firm and smells pretty good..

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I left it to cool for a bit and was a well deserved treat after a very long walk..

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It does have a bit of a crust but is very soft inside, both of which I loved. I like all kinds of fruit cake, and this one isn’t loaded with fruit but does have a decent amount and is a great cake, perfect with a cup of tea! I think the photo makes it look a bit dry but it’s really not. I think I make so much buttercream that when it comes to making cakes for us I like them naked!!

Would I make this again? Yes, great wee cake!

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