Farmersgirl Kitchen

Knock Knock!

Uncategorized | March 24, 2010 | By

I saw this recipe for ‘Knock-up Fruit Cake’ on Meandering Through My Cookbook, a blog by Hopeeternal.  It sounded like my kind of recipe i.e. basic recipe plus whatever happens to be in your cupboard, which for anyone who has read my blog for a while will know is pretty much how I cook!

The recipe was easy to follow and created a similar result to the picture on the blog, but I have to say that it did not keep particularly well.  I’m not sure if I overbaked it, although it was not burnt, but it seemed a little bit dry for my taste.  I may try again but think I prefer a boiled fruit cake with tons of fruit and really moist.  It’s just a matter of taste.  I used dried cranberries, raisins and chopped dates for my fruit, I also used butter rather than margerine and I have to say that the cake part did have a lovely taste.

  1. hopeeternal
    March 24, 2010

    Interesting to see your comment on my cake, Janice. I find it keeps fairly well, unless the family have got there first and have eaten it all up! There have been occasions when I have left it in the oven a bit too long and it has been slightly dry so perhaps you are right. I will add a note about not leaving it in the oven too long. Think it is probably a question of experimenting with times – and of course every oven is a bit different too. Did you use the full amount of fruit as that keeps it moist as well.

    Your cake does look good, though!


  2. Chele
    March 24, 2010

    I agree, your cake looks really nice. I like the sound of using whatever is in the cupboard too ;0)

  3. Mary
    March 24, 2010

    Janice, this is just chock full of goodies. It looks good and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.

  4. Chow and Chatter
    March 25, 2010

    looks really good, your have been making some great food Janice

  5. Marie
    March 25, 2010

    That cake looks verygood and chock full of fruit! I may give it a try when we arrive at Chester, but I will try not to overbake it.

  6. Heavenly Housewife
    March 25, 2010

    I bet this would be so amazing with a cup of tea. Just the kind of treat I like when I am trying to unwind.
    *kisses* HH
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  7. Cinnamon-Girl
    March 25, 2010

    I love everything in this cake! It's loaded with goodness!

  8. Anne
    March 27, 2010

    Definately my kind of baking too – is good to use up whats lurking in the cupboards! Looks delicious too 🙂