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Jenny's Christmas Cake

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Category: Cakes, Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Wholewheat flour
  • 1 1/2 lb Dried Mixed Fruit
  • 4 oz Glace Cherries
  • 2 oz Chopped Walnuts
  • 2 oz Chopped Almonds
  • 2 ts Baking Powder
  • Nutmeg
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 8 oz Butter
  • 5 Eggs (4-6)
  • 3 tb Molasses (2-4)
  • 1 Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 8 oz Demerera Sugar
  • -about half bottle of rum
  • -or brandy or both
  • 1/4 pt Guiness


Mix the fruit and alcohol together and leave to soak for 3 days minimum.
Add cherries and nuts to mixture. Mix flour, baking powder, spices and salt
together. Cream the butter, and sugar, when light and fluffy beat in
molasses and then eggs one at a time. Fold in half of the flour mixture
followed by the fruit and alcohol mixture. Then fold in the remainder of
the flour. Bake in lined tin wrapped in newspaper and secure tin with
string. Bake at Gas 3 for first two hours then reduce to Gas 2 for a
further 90 minutes. When cooked sprinkle cake with alcohol. Keep wrapped in
foil and every so often sprinkle with alcohol.

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