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Bedale Plum Cake

Soda raised dense cake with egg, brown sugar, mixed dried fruit, lemon and sweet spices.

'Michelmas Hiring Fair, Bedale'
by Joseph Appleyard www.josephappleyard.co.uk

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4 ounces butter
4 ounces brown sugar
5 ounces flour
2 ounces raisins
2 eggs
2 ounces currants
2 ounces sultanas
1 or shredded candied peel
rind and juice of ½ a lemon
mixed spice
baking powder

Sieve flour, baking powder and spice together. Cream butter, sugar and eggs together, then add the fruit and then the flour mixture, which should be well beaten in. Bake for about 1 hour in a moderate oven.

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