This is how it's made Modern Fruit Cake

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 150°C, 140°C fan oven, Gas mark 2.

  2. Step 2

    Chop the larger fruit into small pieces.

  3. Step 3

    Heat the Stork, milk, syrup and fruit in a saucepan, stirring until the Stork and syrup have melted. Infuse the mixture over a low heat for 5 minutes (do not boil). Cool until the mixture is lukewarm.

  4. Step 4

    Sieve the flour, baking powder,  mixed spice and cinnamon into a bowl. Stir in the eggs and the fruit mixture using a hand mixer (or wooden spoon).

  5. Step 5

    Fill the prepared cake tin with the batter and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour 15minutes or until cooked. After 1 hour cover the cake with tin foil (to avoid it becoming too dark). Leave the baked cake in the cake tin for about 20 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool.

  6. Step 6

    Beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice with a wooden spoon until smooth.

  7. Step 7

    Cover the cake with the icing . Dust with icing sugar. Cut the cake into 10 slices.

  • Temperature: 150 oC
  • Baking time:
  • Serves: 12