Yorkshire Fruit Cake Recipe
I found this Yorkshire ‘Cut And Come Again’ Cake whilst delving into my Grandmother’s handwritten recipe book once again for more inspiration for baking delights! I had heard of such a cake but was unsure of its origins. On googling I discovered it is a traditional Yorkshire cake. The title references the fact that it is so delicious that you have to keep coming back for more!
This Cut And Come Again Fruit Cake is and easy to make fruit cake – which as the name suggests will have you coming back for more!
It is a really easy to make fruit cake with a little mixed spice – and very delicious too!
From Grandmother To Daughter To Great Grandaughter
It always give me such a warm feeling that I am using recipes my Grandma may have used as much as 100 years ago (she was born in 1901) My Mother used these recipes too – and there are some additions in her handwriting. There are still some blank pages so I am considering writing a few recipes in the book and then eventually handing it down to my daughter!
There are quite a few loose pages and cuttings from newspapers and magazines which hold their own fascination too. A little piece of family history – and a legacy down the ages.
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe
Fruit cake recipes range from the complex Christmas Cake through to the easy Tea Loaf recipe or this Cut and Come Again Cake which are just all the ingredients on one bowl, mix up and bake! And the concept of the fruit cake goes bake to ancient times! Some form of fruitcake exists in all parts of the world
Fruit Cake Recipe
- 250g / 8oz self-raising flour
- 125g / 4oz caster sugar
- 125g /4oz butter
- 340g /12ozs mixed fruit
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 170ml milk
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
- Sift the flour into a large bowl.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients
- Rub in the butter
- Add the eggs and milk
- Mix well with a wooden spoon
- Grease and line a deep 7″ cake tin
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin
- Bake for one hour then check if done with a skewer
- If not done, then leave for another few minutes and check again
- Allow to cool in the tin before turning out