- STEP 1
Put the sugar, sultanas, currants, raisins, water, cherries, butter or margarine, salt into a saucepan, bringing it to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
- STEP 2
Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool. Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees / Gas Mark 3
- STEP 3
Grease and line with grease proof paper a 20 cm round cake tin
- STEP 4
Add the egg to the cooled fruit mixture and stir in well. Add the flour and mix well
- STEP 5
Turn into the prepared cake tin, smooth the top and arrange optional almonds on the top.
- STEP 6
Bake for 1.25 - 1.50 hours until risen and golden brown. Cool slightly before turning out. The cake improves with keeping.