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Boiled fruit cake

Serves   8
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 90 mins

One of my favourite recipes and a great seller down here on the West Coast of the South Island. The locals comment favourably and especially on its almond orange flavour. Good for lunches, picnics, morning/ afternoon teas. Some like it with icing for celebration cakes….it keeps well. A good all round tasty versatile cake.

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Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

  • 400g sultanas
  • 235g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 235g sugar
  • 280g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 1 tsp almond essence

Method

  1. Boil the fruit and drain, leaving small amount of liquid (about 30ml). Add chopped butter to the hot fruit and let sit and cool to a workable temperature.
  2. In the meantime weigh up and sieve the dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
  3. Weigh out the eggs and sugar, whisk until full volume (4-5 minutes depending on your mixer). 
  4. Remove the whisk and change to a paddle. Add the dry ingredients to the egg/sugar mix and combine lightly.
  5. Add the fruit and butter mixture, and mix batter until the butter has totally disappeared from top of mixture. 
  6. Line a 190x190mm x 65 mm high tin with baking paper, and grease well. 
  7. Pour the batter evenly into tin and level from the centre. 
  8. Bake at 165 degrees for 75 – 90 minutes depending on oven.