SW recipe: Last minute christmas cake

serves 20

5 and 1/2 Syns per serving

Ready in 1 and 1/2 hours, plus overnight soaking and cooling

Ingredients:

500g mixed dried fruit

250ml made-up hot black tea

3 tbsp sweetener granules

2 tsp mixed spice

250g pumpkin or butternut squash chunks

2 large eggs

1 tbsp Sarson’s Browning

1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g wholemeal flour

100g plain flour

Method:

Put the dried fruit, tea, sweetener and mixed spice in a pan over a medium heat and slowly bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer uncovered for 3 minutes then remove from the heat, cover and leave to plump up overnight.

The next day, preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3 and line the base and sides of a deep 20cm x 20cm cake tin with non-stick baking over. Put the pumpkin or squash into a pan of boiling water over a high heat and cook for 15 minutes. Drain well, tip into a food processor and whizz into a smooth purée.

Stir the puréed pumpkin or squash, eggs, Sarson’s Browning and bicarbonate of soda into the fruit mixture, then sift over both flours and gently mix in.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and lightly level the surface. Bake the cake for 1 hour or until a skewer pushed into the centre comes away clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin.

Remove from the tin and slice to serve. You can wrap the cake in greaseproof paper and foil then store in an airtight tin for up to 1 week.

 

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