A fabulously simple dairy, egg and sugar free fruitcake recipe that works every time.
1 kg (2.2lbs) fruit - sultanas or a mixture of whatever fruit you like
Soak overnight in 2 & 1/2 cups of orange juice
After soaking overnight, next day add the following ingredients;
2 cups of self raising flour
2 teaspoons of mixed spice
1 teaspoon essence (rum, brandy, vanilla or caramel)...or you could add some of the "real" deal :)
Bake in the centre of your oven in a deep sided cake tin at 150 degrees celsius or (302 Farenheit) for approximately 1 and a half hours or until cooked. Remember everyone's ovens tend to vary so test with a skewer and if it comes out clean...."Voila", if not you may have to cook a little longer.