Cake & Cookie Recipes > Bachelor Cake

How to make bachelor cake:
A spicy type of fruit cake.


3/4 lb flour
4oz butter
8oz sugar
1/4 lb raisins
1/4 lb currants
1/4 lb sultanas
1oz mixed peel
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 teaspoon mixed spice
milk to mix
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- Mix dry ingredients.
- Rub in the fat and add the fruit.
- Mix to a dropping consistency with the milk.
- Add the vinegar and mix well.
- Turn into a prepared 8 inch cake tin.
- Bake in a moderate oven 180oC/350oF/gas mark 4 for about 1 1/2 hours or until firm to touch.