Biscuits, Cookies & Cakes Morning/Afternoon Tea

Boiled Apple Fruit Cake

This fruit cake is the simplest fruit cake you will ever make and much better than a standard boiled fruit cake. The apple ensures this cake maintains its moisture for 4 – 5 days.

The preparation time listed does not include the cooling time.

Tip: This cake can be frozen. I cut it into quarters, wrap it in greaseproof paper, then cling wrap and store it in the freezer in a zip lock bag. Each quarter is fully defrosted prior to requiring.

This recipe has been taken from The Commonsense Cookery Book a book I remember my mother and grandmother using.

Boiled Apple Fruit Cake

For lovers of fruit cake
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Biscuits, Cookies & Cakes
Cuisine Australian
Servings 12 slices
Calories 346 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 medium apples green, grated
  • 500 g dried fruit
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

Instructions
 

  • Boil all ingredients except eggs and flour for 7 minutes.
    Cool.
  • Once cool stir in eggs, spices and flour
  • Pour into greased 23cm square cake pan and cook for 1 hour on 160-180 °C
  • Make sure it is completely cold before cutting

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 6gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 322IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cake, fruit cake
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