• Makes 1
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


Boiling this cake batter helps to keep the fruit plump and juicy and the cake moist

Ingredients (makes 1 cake)

  • ! cup sugar
  • 230 grams currants
  • 120 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 120 grams sultanas
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon bi carb soda
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour


  1. Place first 7 ingredients ( everything except the flours,bicarb and eggs) in a sauce pan
  2. Bring to the boil. Boil gently for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat
  3. Have ready beaten eggs and mix through fruit mixture
  4. Fold in sifted flours and bicarb
  5. Pour batter in to well greased paper lined tin . Top with blanched almonds if desired
  6. Bake in Moderate oven ( 180) 45 minutes ( check at 30 minutes to see if done)


Mum makes this cake every christmas.. but to be honest .. we are all so full ,it doesn't get eaten till the next day ! Moist and spicy , it is good any time of year really ! It keeps well in an airtight container

  • What is your go to spice for this cake?


  • What a cool idea – will have to try this next Xmas


  • My this delicious cake has great colour …looks so yummy and tempting.


  • I have never made a fruit cake before and the idea of boiling it appeals to me. If it turns out well, everyone will get one for Christmas!


  • I might not a big fan of fruit cake, can’t really say if I’ve ever had a boiled one before. Looks nice and dark


  • I cant remember the last time I had a boiled fruit cake this looks nice!


  • This one is worth a go. Says it is easy and it looks very moist.


  • Thanks for the recipe. Must try it.


  • Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.


  • I might try this for the one child who likes fruit cake.


  • I like the sound of this cake they always seem to taste the best


  • this is so similar to my mum’s recipe. love it


  • I can vouch this is one of my favorite things about Christmas! Absolutely delicious, moist and full of fruit, a delicious end to Christmas day.


  • Interesting! I didn’t even know it was possible. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thank you for providing this recipe. The picture of the cake is wonderful, hoping mine turns out the same way.


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