Poor soldiers cake

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.

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