Quick Fruit Cake

Preparation info

  • Cuts into

    16 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Don’t expect this cake to be as good as one made by the more lengthy creaming method. This is just a nice easy cake to make if time is short.


  • 275 g/10 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 level teaspoons ground mixed spice


Sift the flour, mixed spice and salt into a large mixing basin. Add the butter cut in pieces and rub into the mixture. Add the sugar, mix the ingredients and make a well in the centre. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and add all at once. Using a wooden spoon stir first to blend the ingredients and then beat thoroughly to mix. Add the dried fruit and stir very thoroughly together.