Christine’s Fruit Cake Recipe

As you might have gathered, I love making cakes as well as eating them.  One of my favourites is fruit cake which I am going to share with you.

Fruit cake ingredients:

  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 4 oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs (beaten)
  • 4 oz mixed dried fruit
  • 2 oz glacé cherries
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°C fan or gas 4. Line and grease a deep 7-inch round cake tin.
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, adding a little of the flour to prevent curdling.
  1. Fold in the flour using a metal spoon. Then fold in the fruit. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.  Level the top of the cake.
  1. Bake in the oven for 1 – 1 ¼ hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  1. Leave to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack.



Written by Christine Edmead, ELVis Administration and Information Officer


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East London Vision (ELVis) is the subgroup for the 7 geographical areas that naturally cover all of east London north of the Thames: • Barking and Dagenham • City and Hackney • Havering • Newham • Redbridge • Tower Hamlets • Waltham Forest. ELVis is designed to provide an effective and efficient way of ensuring that vision impaired people living in East London get the support and services they need. It is an umbrella organisation with voluntary sector, user led representation in each of the east London boroughs. Our vision is that everyone living in East London experiencing, or at risk of, any form of sight loss, receives a high quality service relevant to their need and at a time appropriate for themselves. Our aim is to enhance & link vision impaired services and organisations throughout East London, improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people and increasing individual independence.

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