Harvest Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in

By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

Ever since I published my mother’s recipe in Cake Stall, readers have written to tell me that this good, simple fruit cake has become such a firm favourite that it is now baked and appreciated in many other countries too.


  • 230 g / 8 oz butter, softened
  • 230 g / 8


Measure the ingredients into a warmed mixing bowl and stir well until you have a stiff mixture. That’s all there is to it. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth level.

Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is cooked, when it will be slightly firm to the touch and a wooden skewer comes out clean from the centre. Cool in the tin for 45 minutes then turn on to a wire