• 200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 225g plain flour, sifted
  • 1kg pre-soaked mixed fruit


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan 130°C/gas mark 2. Grease a 19cm round cake tin and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cream together using a handheld electric whisk. Gradually whisk in the eggs, then fold in the flour and the mixed fruit. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top.

  3. 3

    Bake for 3 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cover with greaseproof paper if it’s getting too brown. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes and turn out on to a wire rack to cool. Decorate when cold.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2922kj 698kcal 35%
  • Fat 20.4g 29%
  • Saturates 9.3g 47%
  • Sugars 101.8g 113%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1444kj/345kcal

Each serving provides

58.2g carbohydrate 1.5g fibre 3.7g protein

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