Quick Fruit Cake


4oz soft butter or margarine

4oz soft brown sugar

2 eggs

8oz self raising flour

1tsp baking powder

8oz dried fruit ( raisins, currants and sultanas)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 150 degC fan/ 165

Grease and line a 7″ round cake tin

Put all the ingredients except the fruit into a mixer and beat until smooth. Add the fruit and stir until incorporated. Pour the mix into the cake tin and bake for about an hour- check with a wooden skewer, cook for longer if required. Mine was ready after an hour. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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