I have never tried an eggless fruit cake before and last weekend I stumbled upon this recipe from an old magazine. I love fruit cake but I hate the idea of having to either steam it for hours or bake it for 2 hrs 8-<>
This cake uses quite alot of condensed milk so the top and sides tend to brown fast. Ensure that you check the doneness using a satay stick or skewer. This is a very moist cake, if you don't like it too moist, you may want to add a little bit more of the flour.
For the mixed fruit, you may want to add a little bit more as I don't find it enough for a rather big cake.
200g mixed fruit
2 tbsps sugar
500ml condensed milk (original was 515ml)
250ml water (original was 1/2 can of 515ml)
230g self raising flour, sifted
(original uses 230g flour, 1 tsp baking powder,1 tsp sodium bicarbonate,sifted together)
1. Combine all the ingredients except flour and cook for 10-15minutes or until the mixed fruits are plumped over low heat, stirring occasionally
2. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature then stir in sifted flour
3. Preheat oven to 160c
4. Pour mixture into a lined, greased 20cm baking tin and allow to stand for 15 minutes
5. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour or till skewer comes out clean