Old Fashioned Boiled Sultana (Raisin) Cake

"I have been trusted with my grandmothers hand written recipes. This one has no date but comes from a Mrs MacDonald of Brisbane, Qld Australia. I am wondering if other fruit could be used (dried apricots or dates). It states to serve in slices with butter."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • In a pot, over the sultanas with water and boil for 7 minutes.
  • Drain the sultanas well, but keep them in the pot.
  • Add cubed butter and stir until the butter is melted.
  • In a bowl, beal the eggs and sugar until thick.
  • Add the flour, powder and vanilla.
  • Pour the fruit mix into the flour mix and fold to combine.
  • Bake in a greased and lined large sqaure cake tin.
  • Bake at 175oC for 1 1/2 hours, check after 1 1/4 minutes.
  • Do not ice/frost.
  • Serve warm with butter.

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