Fruit Cake

Thanks for Clare for this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 500g mixed fried fruit

  • 1/2 cup Lupin Kibble

  • 2/3 cup brandy

  • juice of 1 orange

  • 1/2 cup SR flour

  • 1 1/4 cup Lupin Flour

  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

  • 250g butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 4 eggs

Method

  1. Place fruit and kibble in a bowl with brandy and orange juice, cover and leave overnight or for a couple of days.

  2. Sift flour, salt and spices together. In a separate bowl cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add jam and vanilla essence and beat together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Add the fruit and flour alternately and mix until well combined.

  4. Spoon into a grease proofed tin, bake in slow oven for 1.5-2 hours.