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Light Fruit Cake

Light Fruit Cake

15 mins Prep Time
15 mins Prep Time
  • Pre heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line an 18 cm (8in) deep-sided loose bottomed cake tin. Place the dried fruits in a bowl and pour over the orange juice. Stir in the lemon rind and the lemon juice. Leave to stand whilst preparing the cake.

  • Beat together the butter and sugar, until creamy and then whisk in the eggs. Sift the flour and spices together and fold into the butter mixture.

  • Now stir in the soaked fruits with the juices and when well mixed, spoon into the prepared cake tin. Level the surface and then make a dip in the centre. Bake for 1 hour. Cover with greasproof paper and cook for a further 20 minutes, or until the cake is well risen and springs back to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool cake in the tin for a few minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack. When ready to serve, dust with icing sugar.

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