This satisfying and nutritious fruit cake recipe is from Zambia.

3 cups grated fresh orange maize
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups cooking oil
2 tablespoons vanilla essence
4 eggs
2 cups cake flour (self raising)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1.5 cups mixed fruit i.e. cherries, mixed dried fruit (having fruit pieces)

Mix in a bowl sugar, cooking oil and eggs

Sift together flour, cinnamon (2.5tsp baking powder if not using self raising flour)

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 180 for 25 minutes and reduce the heat to 120 for