Whisky boiled fruit cake

Whisky boiled fruit cake

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Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g butter or margarine
250ml milk
220g sugar
500g mixed dried fruit
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
60ml whisky
1 scant teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs, beaten
150g self-raising flour
150g plain flour

Method

  1. Place butter, milk, sugar, fruit and spices in a saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool a little, then stir in whisky and bicarbonate of soda and allow to cool completely.
  2. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Sift flours together and fold into mixture, then spoon into a greased and bottom-lined 20 cm cake tin. Bake in a preheated moderate oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin.
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