My Nanna used to make this for afternoon tea. She would serve it buttered and for Christmas and New Years it was served buttered with Rum Butter as a special treat. For the mixed dried fruit you can either use one or a combination of sultanas, raisins, currants and mixed peel. Glace cherries are also nice. This cake is moist and keeps well. It's good for picnics, camping, lunchboxes and pot lucks.