Ingredients

Christmas Cake

Prep Time - 45 mins

Baking Time

6 inch cakes - 2 hours

9 inch cake - 4 hours

Baking Time

These Quantities Make:

One 9 inch cake 

or

Two 6 inch cakes

Ingredients

250g Brown Sugar

250g Butter

 

50g Nuts (optional )

1 Tablespoon Black Treacle

 

4 Medium Eggs

200g Plain Flour

1 ½  Teaspoons Mixed Spice

 

1kg Dried Fruit

50g Plain Flour

Zest Of 1 Orange

Method

1. Cream the butter and sugar together using the back of a wooden       spoon.

2. Add the nuts and treacle.  Stir well.

3.  In a small bowl beat one egg.

Pour this into the mix and add ¼ of the flour ( you don’t need to         be too accurate ). Mix well.

Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs. 

4. Stir in the mixed fruit and mix until it is all coated in cake mixture.

5. Spoon into a lined cake tin.  Make a well in the centre of the cake     mixture using the back of a spoon.

6. Bake in a pre heated oven (140° C) for 2 hours ( 6 inch tin ) or 4          hours ( 9 inch tin ).

Keep an eye on the cake mix but don't open the oven door too         soon. I normally wait until I can smell Christmas coming from the       oven !

The cake is baked when you can put in a skewer and it comes out         clean. 

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