Beer Cake

Recipe from Margaret and Bob Rankin in the story Blue Ribbon Cooks

Cake ingredients:

  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 4 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 cups beer
  • 1 cup mixed fruit (raisins, sultanas, peel)

Rub butter into flour, mix sugar and spices lightly into flour, then fruit and egg, add beer mixing well. Put in square tin approximately 30 cm.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 125g butter

Rub all together until crumbly. Sprinkle on cake mixture. Bake in moderate oven – takes approximately 1 hour. Not to be dusted with icing sugar.

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