- 4oz self-raising flour or plain flour with 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 oz margarine
- 2 oz sugar
- 1 tbs warmed golden syrup ( I used honey and it worked just fine)
- 1 egg
- half level tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 4 tbs milk
- handfull of raw peeled and randomly chopped apple pieces
- handful of raisins
// You can also add other fruit, dried fruit and/or nuts… pretty much anything goes//
Sorry the photos of only half the heart shaped cake… it was just too good to leave alone YUMMM
Grease and flour two 6 inch tins. (I did it in one 7 inch pan… with toppings added on top for a change) Sift the flour or flour and baking powder.
Cream together the marg, sugar and syrup.
Beat in the egg, then add the flour.
Blend in the bicarb with the milk and beat it all into a creamy mixture.
Now add the fruit/ nuts etc to the mix and stir well.
Spoon into tin(s) and bake above the centre of the oven at about Gas mark 5 for 15 minutes or until ready.
After the 15-20 minutes I poke a a knife into the centre and if it comes out clean, its ready. If its still sticky try it on the lower shelf for another 5 – 10 minutes on Gas mark 3 or 4. Because of the added fruit sometimes this cake can take over 30 minutes depending on the oven (and amount of fruit)….. the knife test is the BEST way to know if your cake is cooked through.
REMEMBER IF THE KNIFE IS COVERED IN MIX BUT THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAKE IS COOKING TO QUICKLY… LOWER THE TEMP OF THE OVEN AND PUT THE CAKE ON A LOWER SHELF.