Light fruit cake


Light fruit cake

2 cups raisins


1cup orange juice

150g butter or margarine

180ml(3/4cup) brown sugar

5ml (1tsp) almond essence

5ml(1tsp)orange essence

3 eggs

500ml (2cups) flour

10ml (2tsp) baking powder


●Place raisins in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients.

●Poor orange juice over.

●Bring to the boil and simmer for 10minutes.

●Remove from the heat.

●Mix in the butter,sugar and essence combined well.

●Beat in the eggs using a wooden spoon

●Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix to combine.

●Pour into a 20cm square cake tin base-lined with baking paper.

●Baked at 160°C for 1hour

●Cool in tin for 10minutes before turning on a cooling rack


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