Cointreau Fruit Cake
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Serves: makes around 10 slices
  • 1 tbpsn baking powder
  • 150g butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 300g plain white flour
  • 150g glacé cherries (halved)
  • 250g sultanas
  • Finely grated peel of one orange
  • Finely grated peel of one lemon
  • Flaked almonds (about 1 tbpsn)
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbpsn cointreau
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3/160ºC/fan 140ºC. Line a loaf tin.
  2. Add the sultanas, cherries, lemon peel, orange peel and cointreau to mixing bowl. Mix together and leave to one side.
  3. Using an electric whisk if possible, whisk the butter and caster/ brown sugar together. Then beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and using a wooden spoon mix and stir until everything is well combined and you have a thick batter.
  4. Then add the bowl of fruit to the batter and mix again until everything is well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and then scatter a few flaked almonds on top. Bake for around 55 mins/ 1 hour.
  6. Leave to cool before taking it out of the tin.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at