VAS Ltd - Boiled Fruit Cake

Boiled Fruit Cake Recipe

375g mixed fruit
2 eggs - lightly beaten
2 tbsp marmalade
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 cup water
125g butter
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 cup sherry

Place the mixed fruit, sugar, spice, water and butter in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
Simmer gently for 3 minutes, then remove from stove, add bicarbonate soda and allow to cool.
Add the sherry, eggs and marmalade, mixing well.
Fold in the sifted dry ingredients then place in a greased and lined 20cm round cake tin.
Bake in a moderately slow oven for 1.5 hours or until cooked when tested.