Heap Family Christmas Cake

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READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 60
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 150C (300F / Gas mark 2) and line a deep 9 inch (23cm) square tin with a double layer of baking parchment (this should protrude over the top of the edges of the tin).
  • Melt the butter over the stove, and mix in the pineapple, mixed fruit, cherries and sugar. These should be kept over a high heat until the mixture begins to boil, and the sugar is completely dissolved. This can take 5 minutes.
  • Cool the mixture until it is look warm (or else the eggs will scramble).
  • Sift together the two kinds of flour and mixed spice.
  • Beat the eggs and the flour mixture into the sugar-fruit mixture.
  • Transfer the entire mixture into the lined tin.
  • Cut a double piece of brown paper the same size as the tin to act as a lid, with a small air vent in the centre.
  • Wrap the outside of the tin in a double layer of baking parchment. This will help to stop the cake from catching.
  • Bake for 3 hours (and skewer test to check it is completely done - the skewer should come out clean).
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