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The weather outside may be frightful, but this festive fruit cake recipe from The Greenbank Hotel is really quite delightful

fruit cake

You will need

Currants 225g
Sultanas 80g
Raisins 80g
Mixed candied peel 25g
Brandy 100ml
Plain flour 120g
Nutmeg & mixed spice a pinch
Soft dark brown sugar 112g
Eggs 4
Black treacle 1 dsp
Butter 112g, softened
Almonds 25g, chopped
Lemon ½, zest
Orange 1, zest


  1. Soak the dried fruit in the brandy overnight.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 140°c/gas 1.
  3. Place the flour, spices, sugar, eggs, treacle and butter in a bowl and beat until smooth.
  4. Fold in the brandy soaked fruit, almonds, lemon and orange zest.
  5. Pour into a lined cake tin, cover with baking parchment and bake for 3-4 hours until cooked through.

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