Isle of Wight Farmhouse Cake

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A straight-forward, everyday, family fruit cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350*F or Mark 4.
  2. Well greate a 2 lb loaf tin.
  3. In a bowl, rub the fat into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients and fruits except the soda and mix well.
  5. slightly warm the milk in a pan and add the soda. Make a well in the centre of the mixture, add the milk and the well beaten egg and stir thoroughly together.
  6. Put the mixture into the loaf tin and arrange a few slices of peel along the top.
  7. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until nicely brown and a skewer pushed into the center comes our clean.
  8. Leave to stand for a few minutes and then turn out onto a rack to cool.


Most Helpful

This cake has cooked beautifully - and the aroma in my kitchen was to die for - wonderful flavor - not too heavy either, thanks for posting Marie

JoyfulCook May 19, 2007

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