Boiled Fruit Cake


350g/12oz Odlums Cream Flour
175g/6oz Granulated Sugar
125g/4oz Mixed Peel (or 1 tablespoon Marmalade)
1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
1 Egg
300ml/ 1/2 pint Water
125g/4oz Margarine
375g/12oz Sultanas
1 teaspoon Bread Soda


  1. Put water, sugar, margarine and fruit into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Put this mixture into a bowl and leave to go cold.
  2. When it is cold, sieve in the flour, spice and bread soda. Add the egg and mix well. Pour mixture into a 18cm/7″ square cake tin which is lined and well greased. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F, 160°C, Gas 3 for 1 -1 1/2 hours approx. As oven temperatures may vary, check after 1 hour. If the cake is not baked in the centre, cover the top and bake for a further 30 minutes approx.

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