Autumn Fruit Cake Recipe


340g self-raising flour, sifted
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon mixed spice
175g currants
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
100g sultanas
175g butter, softened
100g raisins
175g caster sugar
3 tablespoons milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180/Fan 160/Gas 4. Grease an 8 inch/20cm round cake tin and line with parchment baking paper.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine well.
  3. Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin and level the top of the cake with a spatula.
  4. Bake for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours, until golden brown in colour and a skewer comes out cleanly.
  5. Once baked, allow the cake to stand in the tin for 10 minutes, before turning out, peeling off parchment and cooling on a wire rack.