Mother's Easter Cake


1/2 lb butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup treacle

1/2 Teaspoon baking soda

2 cups self-raising flour

1 packet mixed fruit

1/2 lb sugar

pinch of salt

1/4 cup strong coffee

1 Tablespoon warm water

1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon


Beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well aftr each.

Add pinch of salt, then pour in treacle and coffee. Dissolve soda in warm water and add to mixture. lastly add alternately, a little at a time, of the sifted flour and cinnamon and mixed fruit.

Stir well. Bake in a moderate oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.