The Ultimate Classic Fruit Cake

Recipe by Noo8820
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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place raisins in a bowl. Add enough grand Marnier/Cointreau to cover them. Cover bowl and leave for 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 150°C.
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time. If mixture looks a bit like splitting, add a little flour.
  • Add sifted flour, mixed spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and Grand Marnier. Mix together.
  • Gently fold in soaked raisins, dried chopped apricots, sultanas, chopped peel, cherries, walnuts and hazelnuts.
  • Spoon the cake mix into 2 greased and lined 22cm spring form tins.
  • Bake cakes for 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours.
  • Remove and cool on wire rack. Once cool spray with more alcohol and wrap in cling film. Keep cakes in cool dry place until you ice/decorate them.
  • ICING: Gently heat jam until spreadable. Spread over top and edges of cake.
  • Roll out marzipan very thinly to the circumference of cake, also a strip around width of cake.
  • Place marzipan on cake-gently pinch strip around top and side to stick them together. Repeat this with the icing. Mix together icing sugar, egg white and a few drops of food colouring into a smooth paste. Put into icing bag and decorate as desired.
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