Ketchers Mitts and Layovers Cake

Ketchers Mitts and Layovers Cake created by thedunk

A lovely cake to use up store cupboard dried fruits and spices.Make over a couple of days and feed over a week or more for a fantastic celebration cake.This recipe was handed down to me by Mr c's grannie.Homemade spice mix is best but shop bought is a good alternative if you don't keep much stock in.A good one to get children involved with as they can all have a stir.The creaming strengthens little arms.If you don't have children to teach but need help try a husband or I sometimes enlist the help of my friend Ken.Smells great cooking and is a nice moist fruit cake. I use whatever Sugar and fruit I have left in the cupboard from my Christmas cake baking for a quick celebration type cake.

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7hrs 30mins
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  • .Buy a new washing up bowl.
  • soak the dried fruit in leftover tea from the teapot for 24hours.
  • soak the cherries in brandy.I keep in an airtight container and enjoy sniffing from time to time.
  • Line a 9 inch tin with two layers of greaseproof paper and grease the paper.
  • Strain the soaking fruit retaining the cherry brandy for feeding the cake when cooked.Mix the fruit with the flour salt and spice.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in your nice new washing up bowl.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir in fruit and flour.
  • Add nuts.
  • add a little milk if necessary to achieve a dropping consistency.
  • Add coffee.
  • Put mixture in tin and smooth over.
  • Bake for 1.5 hours at gas mark 2.
  • Reduce to gas mark 1/2 for 1.5 hours.
  • finish at gas mark 1/4 allowing 5 to 5.5 hours altogether.
  • Have friends in for coffee while its cooking.
  • Cool in tin.
  • feed with saved cherry brandy until all the brandy has gone.Can be done in a week but is better done over longer.
  • Ice as desired.
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"A lovely cake to use up store cupboard dried fruits and spices.Make over a couple of days and feed over a week or more for a fantastic celebration cake.This recipe was handed down to me by Mr c's grannie.Homemade spice mix is best but shop bought is a good alternative if you don't keep much stock in.A good one to get children involved with as they can all have a stir.The creaming strengthens little arms.If you don't have children to teach but need help try a husband or I sometimes enlist the help of my friend Ken.Smells great cooking and is a nice moist fruit cake. I use whatever Sugar and fruit I have left in the cupboard from my Christmas cake baking for a quick celebration type cake."

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  1. Brian Holley
    What a cake, sensational. This will make a great celebration cake for the family. I cooked this as per recipe except for the cooking time. I used my microwave combo to reduce the overall time and the result was fantastic. My wife had eaten most of the cake before it was cooled. Have to make another.<br/>Thanks for posting this super recipe.
  2. thedunk
    Ketchers Mitts and Layovers Cake Created by thedunk
  3. Brian Holley
    Ketchers Mitts and Layovers Cake Created by Brian Holley
  4. chefabilitysioux
    A lovely cake to use up store cupboard dried fruits and spices.Make over a couple of days and feed over a week or more for a fantastic celebration cake.This recipe was handed down to me by Mr c's grannie.Homemade spice mix is best but shop bought is a good alternative if you don't keep much stock in.A good one to get children involved with as they can all have a stir.The creaming strengthens little arms.If you don't have children to teach but need help try a husband or I sometimes enlist the help of my friend Ken.Smells great cooking and is a nice moist fruit cake. I use whatever Sugar and fruit I have left in the cupboard from my Christmas cake baking for a quick celebration type cake.
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