nells-irish-boiled-cake

Nell's Irish Boiled Cake

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Barbara Bratcher
Recipe by  Barbara Bratcher

“Great tasting and easy. This is similar to a fruitcake.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 8x4 inch loaf pan

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the raisins, golden raisins, currants, brown sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Boil for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees). Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the boiled ingredients along with the cooking sherry, mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake 15 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Reviews (4)

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MORGAN MCCABE
36

MORGAN MCCABE

This must be the real thing! Served 6 of these cakes at a function at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, - we had to put the crumbs out because everybody was clamoring for more!

ESSEESEE
35

ESSEESEE

Very easy indeed, and very good too - moist but crumbly. It is a fruit cake as we know them in Ireland and the UK; however I think it's a bit too sweet - a common failing in recipes adapted to the American taste, I find. I've made this a few times now and find it best with only half a cup of sugar, as the dried fruits add their own sweetness. You can use any dried fruits of your preference, of course - apples, apricots, dates, prunes, figs - whatever you like.

EILISH40
20

EILISH40

So many recipes for Irish boiled cakes. I refer to use white flour rather than whole wheat. The latter tends to make it dry and certainly cut back on the sugar a little. Still a pretty good little cake - we enjoy this type of cake sliced thinly with butter.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 251 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 43.8 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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