Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pat's Birthday Cake

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 tspn nutmeg
  • 1 tspn mixed spice
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup plain flour

  1. Grease and line the base of a 20 cm cake tin. Set oven temp at moderate 180 deg C.
  2. Put butter, milk, sugar, fruit & spices into a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer with lid off for 5 mins. Cool slightly, add sherry & bicarbonate of soda.
  3. When cold, add the beaten eggs and mix well. Sift both flours and fold into mixture. Turn into prepared cake tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 1/4 hours or until cooked.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and store in an air-tight tin.


I have a gas oven and I tend to cook it for 60 mins on 200 degrees C.

I also add some slivered almonds to the mixture.

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