Love This Fruit Cake Recipe

Hi Fellow Bakers

A Good Fruit Cake …

There is nothing quite like a good fruit cake to have with that cup of tea in the afternoon … it often reminds me of my Nan who would make the most wonderful fruit cake with  almonds on the top so when I came across this recipe fond memories came flooding back

Over the years recipes have been lost that my Nan gave me so I have been search for ones that are similar


Fruit And Almond Loaf Cake

This cake will serve 8 people



225g/80z/1 1/2 cup of self raising flour

100 g/3 1/2 0z /1/2 cup butter , cubed

85g/30z/1/3  cup caster sugar ( superfine)

150g/51/2 0z/3/4 cup mixed dried fruit

1 large egg

75ml/2 1/2 fl.0z/1/3 cup milk

75g/21/2 0z/1 cup blanched almonds




  •  Preheat the oven t 180°C ( 160°C fan)/ 355F/gas 4 and liner a loaf tin with non-stick baking paper
  • Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar and dried fruit . Lightly beat the egg with the milk and stir it into the dry ingredients until just combined
  •  Scape the mixture into the loaf tin and sprinkle over the almonds . Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and leave to cool completely


Please feel free to share this recipe to others as I am sure you will all love it ….


Afternoon Baking With Grandma4

Sue X


fruit cake

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