This is an old recipe passed on from Grandmother to Mother to Daughter and so it goes. We hope you enjoy baking and eating this simple fruit cake. Tip: it's divine straight from the oven
You will need
* 3 cups of Self Raising Flour
* 1 kg dried fruits
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 3 cups orange juice (or black tea)
First, soak the fruit in the juice (or black tea) for a few hours until the liquid has been absorbed.
Sift the flour over the soaked fruit in a large mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon and mix together using a wooden spoon until all ingredients are blended. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more liquid.
All the ingredients should be well combined and wet, but not sloppy.
Place the mixture into a large well greased deep pan that is then lined with baking paper. Place on the middle rack & bake in a pre-heated oven on 125 degrees Celsius for 2 and 1/2 hours. Check the cake while baking. If it's browning too quickly, place baking paper over the top of the cake. Test the centre with a skewer before removing it to cool. If there is mixture on the skewer it may need a little longer, as temperatures vary from oven to oven.
This cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week, if it lasts that long.