Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (274g)

Calories 669
Calories from Fat 367 (55%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 40.7g 63%
Saturated Fat 23.1g 116%
Monounsaturated Fat 13.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 190.5mg 63%
Sodium 662.9mg 29%
Potassium 362.7mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 31.3g 63%

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Recipe Description
This type of boiled fruit cake is still very popular. Up to recent times many houses did not possess a set of scales, so all the measuring was done in cups.
Prep time
15 min
Cook time
1 hr 50 min
Ready In
2 hr 5 min


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Serves To:USMetric
1 Cup(c)  water
1 Cup(c)  butter
1 Cup(c)  brown sugar
1 Cup(c)  currants
1 Cup(c)  golden raisins
3 Teaspoon(t)  mixed spice
2 Cup(c)  flour
1 Teaspoon(t)  baking soda
1   egg, beaten


Line the base and sides of a 6 inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Put the water, butter, sugar, fruit and spice into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave to cool. When cold, add the flour and stir in the sieved baking soda and beaten egg. Mix thoroughly and turn into the prepared cake pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours. Cool in the pan and store in an airtight tin. This cake keeps for several weeks.

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