2 3/4 cups mixed dried fruit
1 C apricot nectar (if I have none I use a good orange juice)
1 tsp honey (optional as the fruit and nectar is very sweet.
1 cup mashed pumkin
1 1/2 cups self raising flour ( I have used fine alomnd meal with great results - Paleo friendly this way.)
1tsp mixed spice
1 tap bi carb soda.
I always add a handfull of nuts (ie almonds, walnuts or pecans) and apricot nectar in a saucepan.
Preheat oven to 180 . b Line and grease a 20cm square or round cake pan. Be sure to put greaseproof paper on the bottonm to ensure the gorjus sticky mixture does not attach itself to the bottom while cooking.
- Combine the mixed fruit. Bring to the boil. Cook for 3 min on simmer. Transfer to a lg bowl and set aside to cool a tad.
- Add pumpkin, flour, spice and bi carand (nuts) to the fruit mixture. fold through ingredients without over working the mixture.
- Spoon into a pan and smooth surface.
- Bake for 50 min until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.
Cake always lasts well if it is not devoured in a day like at our house.