• Sarah L Samuels

Grandma’s Genoa Cake

I have been wanting to add a light fruit cake to my blog for a while and haven’t found one I was happy with so I looked in my Grandma’s recipe book and found one she called Genoa cake. Other recipes that I have seen for similar cakes have had almonds in them but this one hasn’t.


It is a lovely light fruit cake perfect with a cup of tea for elevenses or for an afternoon tea. It is also really easy to make!

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Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees centigrade (130 fan) then line and grease a 1lb loaf tin.



Put the butter and caster sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.


Add the eggs one at a time until they are fully incorporated.


Put the dried fruit and cherries in a bowl and mix 2 Tbsp of the flour into the bowl to stop the fruit and cherries sticking together and sinking in the cake.



Add remaining flour to the egg mixture and beat again until incorporated.


Add the fruit and flour mixture and beat again.

Finally add the milk and mix again just to loosen the mixture slightly.



Put the mixture into the lined tin and flatten and smooth the top with a spatula.



Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean then leave to cool slightly before removing from the tin.




Grandma’s Genoa Cake

Sarah’s servings: 8

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 60-70 minutes


Ingredients


115g Unsalted soft butter

100g Caster sugar

2 Large eggs

175g Self raising flour

55g Sultanas

50g Currants

30g Quartered glacé cherries

1 Tbsp Milk


Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees centigrade (130 fan) then line and grease a 1lb loaf tin.

  2. Put the butter and caster sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time until they are fully incorporated.

  4. Put the dried fruit and cherries in a bowl and mix 2 Tbsp of the flour into the bowl to stop the fruit and cherries sticking together and sinking in the cake.

  5. Add remaining flour to the egg mixture and beat again until incorporated.

  6. Add the fruit and flour mixture and beat again.

  7. Finally add the milk and mix again just to loosen the mixture slightly.

  8. Put the mixture into the lined tin and flatten and smooth the top with a spatula.

  9. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  10. Leave to cool slightly before removing from the tin.



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Sarah’s extra slice……


I used a Jamie Oliver 1lb loaf tin.


You can used mixed dried fruit if you don’t have sultanas and currants.



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