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Murrumbidgee Cake

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Category: Gifts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 7 oz Whole brazil nuts
  • 5 oz Walnuts
  • 1/2 lb Stoned dates
  • 3 oz Candied peel; chopped
  • 6 oz Glace cherries (several
  • -colors if possible)
  • 3 oz Seedless raisins
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 oz Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 5 oz Sugar
  • 3 Egss; beaten
  • 1 ts Vanilla Spirit


Preheat the oven to 300F. Line a loaf or square baking tin with greased
paper. Put nuts and fruit into a large bowl. Sift the flour, salt and
baking powder together, and add to the fruit mixture with the sugar. Mix
well and make into a stiff batter with the eggs and vanilla. Place in the
tin, flatten down with the back of a spoon and bake for 1 1/2-2 hours. Test
for doneness with a knife or skewer (if the top is browning too quickly
cover with foil). Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning
out. Place in the middle of a clean tea towel, pierce in several places and
soak with spiritbrandy, rum or whatever you havethen wrap the towel
around the cake and store in plastic wrap or foil. Keep in the
refrigerator. Top up the spirit every week for 1-2 months.

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