• 200 g unsalted English butter by Sainsbury's, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200 g Fairtrade dark brown soft sugar by Sainsbury's
  • 4 medium British free-range Woodland eggs by Sainsbury's, lightly beaten
  • 225 g British plain flour by Sainsbury's, sifted
  • 1 kg pre-soaked mixed fruit by Sainsbury's


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 150°C, fan 130°C, gas 2. Grease a 19cm round cake tin and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Put the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cream together using a hand-held electric whisk. Gradually whisk in the eggs, then fold in the flour and the mixed fruit. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top.

  3. 3

    Bake for about 3 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours (cover with greaseproof paper if it’s getting too brown) or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  4. 4

    Cool in the tin for 15 minutes. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool. Decorate when cold.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2922kj 698kcal 35%
  • Fat 20.4g 29%
  • Saturates 9.3g 47%
  • Sugars 101.8g 113%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1444kj/345kcal

Each serving provides

58.2g carbohydrate 1.5g fibre 3.7g protein

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