Poor soldiers cake
- 200g sugar
- 1 cup water
- 115g butter or margarine
- 225g mixed dried fruit
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1-2 teaspoons of mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 400g plain flour
Place all ingredients except flour in a large saucepan and bring to boil.
Simmer for about 1 minute then allow to cool. Mix in flour making sure all ingredients are well combined.
Place in greased and floured cake tin and bake in oven for about 1- 1 1/4 hours (oven temp. should be 180C).
Remove carefully from tin and cool.