• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 75 minutes
  • Serving For 8 People
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 220g mixed fruits, sprinkled with some plain flour
  • 50ml brandy (optional)
  • 300g butter
  • 275g castor sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6 eggs
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg powder


  1. Line a loaf tin with a layer of brown paper and one layer of greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Grease the paper and lightly dust with flour.
  2. Combine mixed fruits and brandy together. Substitute brandy with orange juice, if desired. Stir well to mix and leave aside.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in flour mixture to mix. Add macerated mixed fruits.
  4. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven at 170°C for an hour. Reduce the temperature to 150°C and bake a further 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.

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