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1LB CAKE.

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By Clarice


1LB CAKE.

1lb S.R Flour
1lb Mixed Fruit
1/2 Sugar
1/2lb Marg
1 Tsp Mixed Spice
2 tsb Black Treackle
4 Eggs
Milk.

Mix flour & marg together,
Add sugar, mixed fruit, mixed spice
Mix all in well,
Add black treackle,
4 eggs
Add enough milk to mix it.

Put in oven for 2-2 1/2hrs.
Gas mark between 2-3.

I had this recipe given to me over 43 yrs ago, by a 73yr old woman, plus when she gave it me at first everything was in cup measures. All these items make these two cakes, i've just done 16 for my kids and myself, this week.



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Clarice... you've been busy :o)))

4 Dec, 2010

 

My goodness, they look good too.

4 Dec, 2010

 

You have indeed been busy, well done, great recipe, thanks will give it a go. I cannot add milk as our grandson has an allergy, so maybe I could add strong tea, what do you think?

4 Dec, 2010

 

Tell me about, i use to make these alot when all my lot where at home, but as they all left and got partners etc, they all keep wonting me to make them for them, keep winding them up and tell them they can't manage without their mum LOL:o))

4 Dec, 2010

 

wow carol 16, well done, ages since i baked so may do some tomoz, look yummy ;o))

4 Dec, 2010

 

They look delicious all the men here now will want a peice haha You could ice them and use as christmas cake.

4 Dec, 2010

 

This looks really tasty, Carol, it's going on to my favourites so I can look it up later on. Congratulations on making sixteen of them! Keep at least one for yourself. : o )

4 Dec, 2010

 

Crikey 16 they look yummy,you have been busy, I'll give this a go as have lots of half bags of fruit left from my christmas cake :-))

4 Dec, 2010

 

Scrumdiddly !

4 Dec, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Well done Carol this is very much like a recipe that I have and a good stand by as it keeps well in the week it's a favourite .. :o)

4 Dec, 2010

 

I love making breads like this..I made pumpkin cranberry bread and am planning on making some Banana Bread soon I think I want to add your recipe to my list of breads to make...yum!

4 Dec, 2010

 

I think that this will go down well here - Many thanks, Clarice!

5 Dec, 2010

 

You are all welcome, i have 6 children so 12 0f them go to them, i keep 4 of them and freeze a couple, my lads like it to take to work with butter on after new year gone, the grandchildren like it with custard on it, me i like it on its own, i have put icing on them before but my lot like them as they are so they can eat it how ever they fancy it.

5 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely Carol....I love black treacle. This is similar to a recipe Ian's Granma gave me in the early 70s...only you boil most of the ingredients. Made on too yesterday...added grated carrot and it's really moist...:o)
Cat your pumpkin and cranberry sounds really tasty, and I love Banana bread, we had this when we went to see Jim in Oz...:o)

5 Dec, 2010

 

I love the fact that they are freezable, Clarice!! I feel a big baking session coming on with the children on the next lousy weather day off. :-))

5 Dec, 2010

 

More cakes Clarice and they look deloicious too. We have three different occasions at church this week if they don't get cancelled where I have to do a bit of baking, but one can't do much else either watch the telly, cook, paint or use one's artistic talents in knitting sewing etc this weather.
It's really really cold and the temperature has just dropped to minus 10. BRRR!!! Stil it's nice to be able to share on GOY and thanks for the recipe. x

6 Dec, 2010

 

Mmmmmm must give this a go. I hope it's not as addictive as Shirleytulips plum cakes lol:-)

6 Dec, 2010

 

Jane i have another fruit cake mix where you boil most of it , Linda i use to do loads of knitting when my lot where little and i did it for grandchildren, but now days the younger ones would rather have shop ones. David enjoy your baking day, Bornagain have to be honest and say yes it is addictive, thats one reason i freeze it aswell stops me eating them and being greedy :o))

6 Dec, 2010

 

I made a plum cake today, guess what I'm making tomorrow:-))))

6 Dec, 2010

 

definately going to make this, looks wonderful.

6 Dec, 2010

 

Gosh Carol 16 cakes you have beaten my record hands down, they look delicous must try out your recipe for myself!

6 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Clarice,
I too will certainly try this recipe. My family were fond of my mother's "barabrith" a welsh recipe.
I am "feeding" my Christmas cake, but not too often!

7 Dec, 2010

 

That looks out of this world!
I'm bookmarking this for next year's growing season to see how it will turn out with all of the ingredients grown organically. Mummmm, I can taste it already!
~N2O~

8 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks girls.

8 Dec, 2010

 

Hello you top cooks\0/ I made my first ever Christmas cake a couple of weeks or so ago. I plumped the dried fruit with rum and 'fed' it with rum which I thought would make a change. Today I've apricot jammed and marzipanned it. Have I done it too soon? Also until today i've wrapped it in foil and put in big plastic storage box which I am not sure is 100 % airtight. how should I keep it ok now and also once I've iced it? I've cheated and bought some dr oetkar? icing, when should I ice it? Lots of question I'm afraid:-).

8 Dec, 2010

 

Yum Clarice!
well done, bet they're D Lish.

10 Dec, 2010

 

They sure are .......

11 Dec, 2010

 

Please see my question above:-)

11 Dec, 2010

 

Sorry i've never made a xmas cake as such, but if it where me i'd perhaps put the icing on it now. sorry i can't be any more help....

12 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Clarice, I'll ice it tomorrow and hope for the best:-)

12 Dec, 2010

 

Good luck...

14 Dec, 2010

 

I am marzipanning mine tomorrow, BA, and then icing it next week. Its got to go on a long journey (700miles)next week so I hope it survives in the car....

15 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Rm, I haven't iced mine yet as I'm dying of man flu or possibly swine flu...can't even look at cake:-( I'll do it as soon as I feel better:-)

16 Dec, 2010

 

Hope you feeling better soon

18 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks clarice, I'm just about over it now, but it somehow takes away your appetite and it hasn't come back yet:-( What a time to lose your appetite lol:-0

20 Dec, 2010

 

One of my daughters as got broncitis at the moment and is very poorly.

21 Dec, 2010

 

Oh dear, it all seems to be happening this Christmas, I hope she feels better soon. This weather's helping no-one:-(

21 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks she is suppose to be coming to my house for xmas, so fingers crossed she's abit better, or one of my sons will be taking it for her to eat at home, if she feels like eating.

21 Dec, 2010

 

One of my sons is supposed to be travelling here by train Thursday...hope he makes it. It's lovely if you can all be together isn't it, but I suppose some of mum's Christmas dinner is the next best thing:-)

21 Dec, 2010

 

:o)) Think everyone loves their mum's cooking....

22 Dec, 2010

raj
Raj
 

looking very nice and i think it also tastes very very good.

22 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks Raj i love it and so do my family.

23 Jan, 2011



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