My renewed interest in the old fashioned Boiled Fruit Cake was prompted recently when I looked at all the supermarket shelves packed full of pastries, breakfast bars and snacks. I thought a slice of old fashioned fruit cake would be healthier, more sustaining and far more enjoyable. This cake if packed full of sun drenched fruit and nuts, there are no artificial additives or preservatives and it is fool-proof to bake. On top of that it is so wonderful to smell and eat a fresh home made cake out of the oven, particularly if there are children around. This is one of my favorite Boiled Fruit Cakes recipes, it is a real “cut and come again cake”….so, so easy.