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Farmhouse Cake

  • BAKE: 60-70 minutes
  • SERVES: 12


Madeira Cake Mix 5 x 500g
  • Madeira Cake Mix 5 x 500g
  • Wright's Madeira Cake Mix 500g
  • Mixed Spice 1 tablespoon
  • Water 200ml
  • Vegetable Oil 60ml (4 tablespoons)
  • Sultanas 120g
  • Currants 120g
  • Chopped Cherries 120g
  • Rum 75ml
  • Topping:
  • Demerara Sugar 2 tablespoons




  1. Place the sultanas, currants, chopped cherries and rum in a bowl and mix well. Cover and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Place the cake mix, water, oil, mixed spices and soaked fruit into a bowl.
  3. Mix together to form a smooth batter.
  4. Pour into a well greased pre-lined loaf tin.
  5. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar.
  6. Bake in a lower half of a pre-heated oven 170 °C (340°F, Gas Mark 3) for approximately 60-70 minutes until golden brown and baked through.
  7. Remove from tin after 15 minutes and cool on a wire tray.

I wanted to let you know that my children ran a cake sale on Thursday at my husband's workplace for the St. Mary's School South Sudan Appeal (our daughter's school is fundraising to provide permanent buildings for a school in South Sudan), and we used your cake mixes to make the cake (for cost and speed, I think your cake mixes are the best option for cake sales - and we have a lot of cake sales at school!!). Anyway, they raised almost £100 in an hour, and my husband specifically had feedback from his colleagues about the Ginger cake, and the lemon cake (which I made using your Madeira cake mix). Anyway, many thanks

Wendy Barter

Deb's Tips

If desired, prior to baking, the cake batter can be sprinkled with some sugar on top. Deb the Bread

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