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Delicious Fruit Cake

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

1 lb mixed fruit
12 oz sugar
12 oz flour
1 t vanilla
1/2 t almond essence
1/2 lb butter
3 eggs
1 t baking powder
1 t lemon essence
pinch salt

Boil fruit covered with water for 5 minutes. Strain and while hot cut up butter and add to fruit. Add essences, sugar and salt. Beat eggs and stir in. Add sifted flour with baking powder and place in a paper-lined 10 inch square cake tin.
Bake in a moderate oven for 1 1/2 -2 hours.

Source: Onslow College Cookbook, page 133

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