Boiled Fruit Cake


  • 400g F.G Roberts’ Self-Raising flour
  • 1kg Mixed Fruit (your choice)
  • 185g Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 200ml Brandy
  • 125ml Water
  • 250g Butter
  • 5 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoon Mixed Spice


  1. Set oven to 160 degrees C (slow oven).
  2. Grease and line base and sides of 23cm round or 19cm square cake pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients.
  4. Place fruit, sugar, Mixed spice, brandy, butter and water into a saucepan Bring to boil
  5. and simmer for 10 mins, take off heat place lid on saucepan and leave to completely cool.
  6. Add eggs to fruit mixture. Mix well. Stir in sifted dry ingredients.
  7. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared pan and bake for about 1½ hours or until skewer comes out clean. Cool a little in tin before turning out.
  8. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Keeps for up to 8 weeks.