Fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and soaked in spirits. A cake that simply has fruit in it as an ingredient can also be colloquially called a fruitcake
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1½ tsp mixed spice
2½ cupcake fruit mix – Safari (SA product)
12 red cherries. Optional
170 g butter
2/3 cup castor sugar
1 tsp lemon essence
½ tsp vanilla essence
½ cup milk
1/4 cup blanched almonds
Cream butter and sugar well
Beat in one egg at a time
Sift dry ingredients and coat mixed fruit well with the flour mixture.
Stir in the fruit mixture with the cream mixture.
Alternatively, add the milk.
mixture should just drop of the spoon.
Use round or loaf tins grease well.
Decorate with chopped almonds or pecan.
Bake on 160C for about 1 hr or more till done
Prepared, tried and tested by: Rashida Habib