- STEP 1
Soften the butter, add the sugar and cream together.
- STEP 2
Separate the eggs and slowly beat the yolks into the sugar/butter mix.
- STEP 3
Add half the flour and half the fruit and the lemon and orange juice and zests (If mixture is too stiff add a little of the milk).
- STEP 4
Add bicarb of soda and remaining flour and fruits plus blanched almonds.
- STEP 5
Mix 100ml of the milk with the treacle and add to mix.
- STEP 6
Whip egg whites until stiff and add to mix along with any remaining ingredients and the remaining milk.
- STEP 7
Tip cake mix into well greased and lined round or square cake tin and bake in oven pre-heated to 150C for 3 1/2 hours or until skewer comes out clean and cake is browned on top.
- STEP 8
Allow to cool on wire rack and when almost cool feed with the brandy or rum
- STEP 9
When completely cold wrap in fresh greaseproof paper and store in airtight tin in a cool dark place.