Firstly, I needed something to take along to this morning's WWA working party. There's one family cake recipe that I use time and time again for things like this – i.e. when I've left it a bit too late to put any proper thought into trying a new recipe.
I've no idea where Matilda Cake got it's name from – and no it's not the chocolate cake from the Matilda books, although I have found a fantastic recipe for that though from Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer.
I remember this as something that my Mum and various other family friends have always made and I thought it about time that I shared it with you.
6 oz margarine
4 oz sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
6 oz mixed fruit and glazed cherries
pinch of salt
10 oz self raising flour
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Melt together margarine, sugar and golden syrup
Add the salt, fruit and flour
Pour into a greased tray
Bake for approximately 30 minutes.