Not a high riser but a simple cake and easy to make. Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the mixed spice in this recipe. If you can't find self-rising flour, substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt for each cup of self-rising flour.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 day
cook:
5 days
total:
6 days
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, sugar, nutmeg, mixed spice and fruit. Stir over medium heat until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly until lukewarm. Stir in baking soda.

  • Sift flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the fruit mixture into the flour, and mix together until blended.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing surface with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 30.2g; fat 8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 373.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2012
I love this recipe!!! I used a box of yellow cake mix instead of the flour and substituted 1/4 cup of rum for some of the water. Delicious \(. )/ Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2005
It's very dry and it's not good taste at all....... Read More
(19)
4 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2005
It's very dry and it's not good taste at all....... Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2012
I love this recipe!!! I used a box of yellow cake mix instead of the flour and substituted 1/4 cup of rum for some of the water. Delicious \(. )/ Read More
(5)
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