Light fruit cake

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Light fruit cake
Light fruit cake


2 cups raisins
1cup orange juice
150g butter or margarine
180ml(3/4cup) brown sugar
5ml (1tsp) almond essence
5ml(1tsp)orange essence
3 eggs
500ml (2cups) flour
10ml (2tsp) baking powder


Place raisins in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients.
Poor orange juice over.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 10minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Mix in the butter, sugar and essence combined well.
Beat in the eggs using a wooden spoon
Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix to combine.
Pour into a 20cm square cake tin base-lined with baking paper.
Baked at 160°C for 1hour
Cool in tin for 10minutes before turning on a cooling rack.