(Originally from Family recipe)
Keywords: christmas, cake, dessert
1lb mixed fruit
4oz plain flour
2oz self raising flour
1 lemon (rind)
1tbsp black treacle
1tsp mixed spice
0.25 pint sweet sherry
- Soak fruit in sherry for 3 days
- Mix flours and spice and almonds and rind, then marg.and sugar. Add eggs a bit at a time. Add treacle and sherry, then finally fruit.
- Grease and line cake tin. Then fasten brown paper round the outside so it comes up a bit higher than the tin to stop it burning.
- The recipe says 2 hrs at gas2 (150) then 1.25 hrs at gas 1 (100) but keep an eye open. I often turn down a bit earlier. Test the centre with a skewer.