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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.


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    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!


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    March 24, 2010

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
    p.s. stop by my blog and enter my giveaway for £50 worth of Amazon vouchers!

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    March 27, 2010

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

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