This cake is wonderfully moist and flavourful. Goes perfectly with a cuppa tea.
Apricot Fruit Cake
75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
75g dried prunes, roughly chopped
225 ml apple juice
200g plain wholemeal flour
25g soya flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon mixed spice
75g soft brown sugar
100ml sunflower oil
Juice of half a lemon
2 Tablespoons of jam (apricot, gooseberry...whatever)
Soak the apricots, prunes and sultanas overnight in a bowl with the apple juice.
Pre heat oven to 170 degrees (325 fahrenheit).
Sift together the flours, bicarb and mixed spiced.
Stir the sugar into the soaked fruit then add the oil, lemon juice and jam. Add this to the flour mixture and mix together really well.
Pour into a greased 8 inch cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 55-60 mins.
Test to see if the cake is cooked by inserting a tooth pick into the middle of the cake. If the tooth pick comes out clean the cake is ready.
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