Fruit Cake with Apricot Jam

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves:6
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 500 g - fruitcake mix
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup - water
  • 250 g - Butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp - smooth Apricot jam
  • 2 cups - flour
  • 2 tbsp - mixed spice
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

How to Make Fruit Cake with Apricot Jam

  • Preheat the oven to 140 C and prepare a 22 cm cake tin.
  • Bring the fruitcake mix, sugar, water and butter or margarine to the boil.
  • Simmer for five minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the bicarbonate of soda (it will froth) and apricot jam.
  • Leave to cool and add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Turn the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
  • Bake for 1.5 hours or until a testing skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • Wrap in foil and store in an air tight container.