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SA 63 Surprise Cake

This cake came about by accident, it was nearly cooked and the butter was still in the microwave, thought this is going to be a disaster, but to my surprise it was lovely. Took it for the tasting at the weight watchers, and had to write out copies of the recipe, so here it is.

  • 1 kg mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 tbspn Golden syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • Place mixed fruit, sherry, peeled and grated apple, golden syrup, sugar and beaten eggs in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add sifted flours and mixed spice mix in thoroughly.
  • Place in a deep 2cm round or square tin lined with baking paper, take paper up above edge of tin. I put almonds on top.
  • Bake in a slow oven for 2 1/2 - 3hrs or until cooked when tested.
  • Remove from oven, brush evenly with about 2 tablespoons of extra sherry cover tightly with foil and leave until cold.
  • Remove from tin, leaving lining paper in place, cover with plastic wrap.
  • Keep in the refrigerator up till 6 months.