Monday, 5 November 2012

Kim's Cake or a yummy fruit cake made with tea.




KIM'S CAKE
 INGREDIENTS
400G DRIED MIXED FRUIT I could only get 375gram box so chucked in some extra sultanas
1 MUG HOT BLACK TEA  yes mug!!  The mug I used was equal to 1 and a half cups
1 MUG SOFT BROWN SUGAR - (I usually use ½ or 2/3)
2 MUGS SELF RAISING FLOUR
1 EGG BEATEN
 
 
METHOD
SOAK DRIED FRUIT IN TEA - OVERNIGHT OR SEVERAL HOURS.
MIX ALL INGREDIENTS TOGETHER.
PLACE IN A LINED LOAF TIN OR ROUND CAKE TIN.
BAKE FOR 2 HOURS AT 160 C , 325 F ,GAS MARK 3 check after about 1 1/2 hours as in some ovens the top can start to brown.  If that happens just pop some baking paper over the top!!

I found a random disc while unpacking and popped it in the computer and found this recipe that my mum used to make all the time.  I made it last week to take to playgroup and it went down a treat!!  Its easy, yummy and best of all my kids ate it so I will be making this a lot more!!

I soaked the fruit for 4 hours as I did not want to get up early to bake it but next time I would leave it for longer.  The mixture is quite dry and I freaked out a bit but it turned out fine except I no longer have a round cake tin.  The loaf tin I have is not big enough so it kind of fell apart and does not look good, lucky it tasted great!!

I have no idea who Kim is and why a cake is named after her (or him)!!

Linking up with One Mother Hen for open slather Monday!!

8 comments:

  1. This looks great. It's a really 'old fashioned' sort of recipe. Should be good for lunch boxes too.

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    1. It is old fashioned but easy and great for lunchboxes!!

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  2. I have a similar recipe, I will have to try yours next. I've been meaning to try different teas with it too. Love a fruit cake :)

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    1. Yum never thought of different tea!!

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  3. Yay to finding surprise recipes :)
    You're welcome to share it with us too :
    http://meltingmoments.info/?p=3536
    Have a great week!

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  4. You're too funny!
    sounds good though.
    a fruit cake without the alcohol you should pop it over to Salawa.
    http://salzdcb.blogspot.com.au/

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