Easy Christmas Cake
Here is a simple fruit cake for those who might find Christmas cakes and puddings a challenge. Enjoy..
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 – 1 1/2 hours
1 cup caster sugar
1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
500g mixed fruit
1 teaspoon mixed spice (not allspice)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons golden syrup
120g organic unsalted butter
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup organic stoneground wholegrain plain flour
1 cup organic stoneground wholegrain self raising flour
- Preheat your oven to 180’C and prepare a round cake tin by greasing it with your preference of butter/oil or margarine.
- Place the sugar, pineapple, fruit, spice, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Mix the bicarb soda and vinegar together and add the flours (sifting) and bicarb/vinegar mix to the fruit mix. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared cake tin and bake for 1 – 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through. Cool and serve.