Like Bara Brith, there are very many versions of this recipe, some use lard, some include sour cream you can take your pick! The version I use is :
10oz plain flour
2tsp baking powder
½ tsp mixed spice
6oz caster sugar
6oz mixed dried fruit
3 large eggs
Firstly grease and line the bottom of a 7” sandwich tin and preheat your oven to 190oC / 375oF / gas mark 5.
Sieve together the flour, baking powder, salt and mixed spice add the butter and mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs – I stuck it all in the stand mixer to do this!
Add the sugar and fruit and mix together. Beat the eggs and add them, a little at a time (if the mixture seems dry add a little milk).
Turn the mixture out into your sandwich tin and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, turn the oven down to 180oC / 350oF / gas mark 4 after 20 minutes. It is cooked when it is nicely browned, firm to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.