British Recipes > Yorkshire Slab Cake

How to make Yorkshire slab cake:
A variation on the traditional fruit cake that would have been eaten at Sunday tea-time.


4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mixed spice
2 tablespoons treacle
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup mixed fruits
3 eggs beaten
a little milk
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- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Rub in the butter.
- Add the beaten eggs.
- Warm the milk in a saucepan and melt the treacle into it.
- Add this to the dry ingredients and egg mixture.
- Mix well.
- Bake in a slow oven for 11/4 – 1 1/2 hours.