• 9 oz currants
  • 4 oz sultanas
  • 4oz raisins
  • 6 oz cherries
  • 4 oz candied peel
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 5 oz plain flour
  • salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • grated lemon rind
  • grated orange peel
  • 5 oz butter
  • 5 oz brown sugar (light bown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cocoa
  • 4 oz dates
  • 4 oz ground almonds


  • STEP 1
    pre heat the oven to 150c/fan 140c/gas 2
  • STEP 2
    put all currants/raisins/sultanas/candied peel/lemon and orange rind in a large bowl, along with the brandy,leave to soak for at least two hours, you can use tea if not using brandy, no milk in tea.
  • STEP 3
    beat butter and sugar tgether, until pale, add beaton eggs, a little at a time, if starting to curdle, add a little flour
  • STEP 4
    add all dry ingrediants, to the mixture, add any remaining ingrediants, then mix both wet and dry together,in a large bowl.
  • STEP 5
    line a 8" round tin, add the mixture, wrap brown paper round the outside of the tin, to stop cake burning, whilst baking, also place a sheet a greasproof over the top, after 1 1/2 hours , turn oven down too 140/130c for another hour or until cooked,

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