Boiled fruit cake


This sticky cake is quick and easy to make and will keep well if stored in an airtight container.



  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 3. Grease and line three loaf tins.

  2. Place the mixed fruit and nuts, sugar, margarine, bicarbonate of soda, water and brandy in a large pan and bring to a boil. Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool.

  3. When the mixture has cooled, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into the loaf tins and bake for two hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Recipe Tips

If you are making this as a dairy free recipe, check the margarine before using. Some brands will not be dairy free, but many are.