Country Style - - RECIPE -

Serves 10–12

250g but­ter, soft­ened 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup cooled mashed pumpkin 500g packet dried mixed fruit 2 cups self-rais­ing flour, sifted ¼ cup milk

Pre­heat oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm round cake pan and line with bak­ing pa­per. Us­ing an elec­tric mixer, beat but­ter and sugar un­til pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat­ing well af­ter each ad­di­tion un­til well com­bined. Add mashed pumpkin and mixed fruit and stir un­til com­bined. Al­ter­nately fold in flour and milk un­til com­bined. Pour into pre­pared pan and smooth sur­face. Bake for 1½ hours or un­til a skewer in­serted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 min­utes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool com­pletely. NOTE Chris­tine rec­om­mends us­ing a drier pumpkin va­ri­ety, such as but­ter­nut, Queens­land blue or Jar­rah­dale, for this recipe. The cake will keep in an air­tight con­tainer for up to 1 week.


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