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Traditional Festive Fruit Cake

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Traditional Festive Fruit Cake


  • 1kg Festive Cake Mix
  • 250g Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 500ml Water
  • 2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup brandy or tropical juice


  1. Bring water, sugar and butter to the boil until the butter is melted
  2. Add the cake mix, bring to boil and boil for a further 15 minutes
  3. Let the mixture cool down
  4. Add the spices and mix
  5. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix
  6. Add the eggs and mix
  7. Add the sifted flour and fold into mixture
  8. Put mixture into greased 22cm cake tin
  9. Bake at 160ºC for 1.5 hours
  10. Allow the cake to cool and then Add 1/2 cup of brandy or tropical juice to keep it moist
  11. Decorate as desired with nuts, cherries, etc.
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