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The Instant Fruit Cake Collection.

December 11, 2019

The Instant Fruit Cake Collection.

Credit where credit is due – we all want an Instant Fruit Cake at this time of year and Chris from Enfield has kindly provided me with one, a couple of years ago, by simply taking a pack of our Madeira mix and adding jar of mincemeat to it.  Chris only used half the amount of vegetable oil required (30ml) due to the suet within the mincemeat and added 200ml of water to the mix.  Because of the juice within the cake, it took a little longer to cook than normal.  This provided a fabulously festive flavour throughout the cake.  Since then – I have enjoyed an awesome array of Instant Fruit Cakes from many of our various cake mixes.

Chris also tried the idea of hers with our Carrot Cake Mix which created a darker, spicier cake. It wasn’t until she tried the recipe with our Orange Cake that it took on a complete taste sensation again!

Tony produced his Instant Fruitcake that he made with our Orange Cake Mix, again adding add a 320g jar of mincemeat, half the amount of vegetable oil required (30ml) due to the suet within the mincemeat and added 200ml of water to the mix. Because of the juice within the cake, it took a little longer to cook than normal but it provides a fabulously festive flavour throughout the cake and Tony brushed his with marmalade & a sprinkling of demerara sugar to the top. No surprise he has cut it already! Thanks Tony.

Thanks so much Sue for making this Instant Fruit Cake up with our Madeira Cake Mix this time – gosh these cake mixes are versatile aren’t they? Sue made up the pack of Madeira and the required ingredients noting that this recipe always takes a little longer to cook than the pack suggests and this one of Sue’s took 2 hours to bake through on gas mark 3. This beauty was for her local village Church Fete so I hope she was able to resist it! Sue confirmed she will be making one for herself again before Christmas. This creates a marvellously moist cake and is definitely something to easily enjoy during the festive period.

Shelia found us on Instagram and said she had “just made this Madeira cake adding a jar of Christmas mincemeat & mixed spice – it smells delicious and looks so good I can’t wait to cut and taste it!” Thanks Shelia – I don’t think that one is going to last long!

Another Instant Fruit Cake for my collection has been made by Dawn using our Orange Cake Mix and the mincemeat.  The Orange mix provides a fabulous festive flavour and I just love the colour on this cake which was baked in an 8” cake tin.

Another Instant Fruit Cake for my growing collection and another made with our awesome Orange Cake & the mincemeat. It would appear that I am not the only one with my eye on this one – Alfie the dog seems to be pleading for a piece too! Thanks for sharing this one Alan.

I am very excited about so many of you now all enjoying our cake mixes & throwing in a 320g jar of mincemeat!  This is Carol’s Instant Fruit Cake again made with our Orange mix, a jar of mincemeat achieving a delicious & quick instant fruit cake! 

I now have lots of images of Instant Fruitcake’s made with our various cake mixes & thanks to Jane for being the first to show me some individual instant fruited cupcakes for this growing collection!

Just a couple of weeks until Christmas Day and there you have it – well, half of it!  Thanks so much Steph, this was made with our Orange cake mix & 320g of Steph’s homemade green tomato mincemeat with no suet.  Said to be “absolutely delicious & so popular that this is all that’s left”.

Pauline has made the Instant Fruit Cake everyone is trying – made with our Orange cake mix and said “it was a great success, everyone at church loved it so did my husband. I have let a few friends into my secret now, and have introduced them to your cake mixes, they are delighted with the results, and say how easy they are to make”. Thanks Pauline

Sandra tried out our Orange cake mix – now it’s in Tescos – creating an Orange & Mincemeat Instant fruit cake. She added a few cherries & nuts on top & said “it will be interesting to see how it tastes” – I bet it tastes amazing, thanks Sandra.

We have another Instant Fruit Cake here by Jo which looks lovely!

And this delicious specimen by Alan – thanks so much.

Christine’s Instant Fruit Cake just out of the oven – this time made with our Carrot Cake Mix – marvellous!

Thanks so much – Deb the Bread

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