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Please help, fruit cake !!

Hi does anyone have a really good fruit cake recipe please? . I need asap, I have been asked to make a wedding cake last minute for a couple who have been let down. They want the bottom tier as a 12 inch fruit cake. I have made fruit cake before but I am not sure which recipe I used, but I have never made a wedding cake and want it to be lovely for them. Thanks in advance :))

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Fifi's Cakes ...

Hello there. When you say ‘last minute’ what do you mean? A few weeks or days? I have used this Mary Berry Recipe for years. I usually make it 6 months prior to using it but on one occasion I had to make a last-minute one 5 weeks before the party and they raved about it. It cuts better after it has been kept a few months but it is still delicious when it is fairly new. Hope this link works. Good luck! x https://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi?ref=hl#!/notes/fifis-cakes/mary-berry-12-christmas-cake-and-my-chart-of-tin-variations/556733001077570

Vanessa ...

Hi, thanks will have a look now. The cake has to be delivered on 28th of March. Next Saturday!!! Will this recipe be ok for that soon do you think? Thanks again

Fifi's Cakes ...

The cake will taste delicious – it is an absolute winner every time. I soak the fruit for at least 3 days in the sherry, giving it a good stir every day. The only thing is the texture will not be as ‘solid’ when it is cut as it would be if it were kept for a few months. I made a batch the other day and I am having to use the 10" for a Christening in two weeks because it is also a last minute order (yesterday). You can order an undecorated fruit cake online if you feel happier doing that? It’s not unusual to do that in a situation like this (although I understand you would prefer to bake your own). xx

Vanessa ...

Thanks for the help anyway. Am going to give it a try, thankfully they changed it to a ten inch fruit cake now. Won’t be as worried baking that as the 12 inch.

Fifi's Cakes ...

great! :)

Jcandy ...

Ingredients:
8oz (200g) mixed fruit
2 medium eggs (beaten)
6oz (150g) brown sugar
6oz (150g) self raising flour
4oz (100g) margarine
1 level teasp mixed spice
Pinch of salt

Method:
Place 8oz (200g) mixed fruit into a saucepan and cover with cold water
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes
Drain and keep in saucepan
Add margarine to the fruit and let it melt
Add beaten eggs, sugar, flour, mixed spice and a pinch of salt
Mix well
Pour into an 8 inch (20cm) tin, greased or lined (or equivalent loaf tin)
Bake at 170°C (340°C, gas mark 4) for approx 1 hour
Remove from tin and allow to cool on a baking rack
Serve with a hot cup of tea!

Courtesy: The Cake Recipe