My Mum's Christmas Cake

Recipe by Ninna
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READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • CHRISTMAS CAKE:
  • Beat sugar & butter very well; mix in all fruit (soaked in rum overnight), carb soda and spice.
  • Add eggs and then fold in flour, then add water.
  • Spoon mixture cake tin lined with 2 thicknesses each of brown and greased greaseproof paper; arrange extra almonds around top - brown paper on top of cake while it is cooking will stop it scorching.
  • Cook 3 hrs 150degC (300degF), lower for fan forced - check cake with skewer or knife if it comes out clean it is cooked.
  • BOILED FRUIT CAKE:
  • Soak fruit with rum overnight.
  • Then boil everything together, other than eggs and flour; now add eggs and fold in flour.
  • Cook at 150oC (300degF), for 2 1/2 hours.
  • NB: Check both types of cakes after 2 hours.
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