Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cake recipe

Here is the recipe for the fruit cake from a couple of blogs posts back - I promised Jane of marigold jam that I would post it.
It is a very tactile cake to make. Roll your sleeves up and away you go! 
It was taken from the October 2010 New Zealand House and Garden magazine.

Shortest Day Cake

1kg mixed dried fruit (add prunes to give the cake a dark colour. I used mixed fruit, but I will make it again using only sultanas)
1/2  cup of liquid sherry, rum or tea
200gm butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup honey

The day before you plan to make the cake, soak the fruit in the liquid, (rum, sherry or tea)
Then to make the cake, in a big bowl rub the butter into the flowr. Add sugar, baking soda and salt, then the dried fruit. In another bowl mix the eggs with the milk and honey. Add this to the main mixture and stir (with hands). Put into a 23cm round or square tin and bake at 160 degrees C for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Enjoy, let me know how yours went!
Carole :)


marigold jam said...

Thank you for posting the recipe - I will print it out and next time I fancy doing some baking I will try it and let you know how it goes.

Jane x

Michelle May said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm going to give this to a friend of mine that loves to bake. She does all the work and I get to enjoy the finished treat! Yes, I'm spoiled. ;)
xx, shell

Nathalie Thompson said...

You had me at "liquid sherry" (is there any other kind?!) Milk AND honey too? It HAS to be good!

My verification word is "mouthib".
Cake IS best enjoyed in my mouth!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...


you have me wondering what your BIG 5-0 birthday cake will be like!


Dogwood said...

yummy. sounds delicious.

bad penny said...

Hi Carol... You have an award ... pop by to pick it up !