James Shepherd

Christmas Cake

Here's a great Christmas cake recipe I was given by my brother-in-law

Makes 6" cake
100g (4 oz) Butter
100g(4oz)Soft Brown Sugar
1 Dessert Spoon Treacle
2 Large Eggs
4 Dessert Spoons Sherry
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
50g (2oz)Self-Raising Flour
75g (3oz) Plain Flour
1/4 tspMixed Spice
PinchGround Cinnamon
150g(6oz) Currents
150g(6oz) Sultanas
150g(6oz) Raisins
25g (1oz) Glace Cherries
25g (1oz) Ground Almonds
Grated Rind 1Lemon
  1. Grease and flour a 6 inch tin
  2. Heat oven to 135C (GM1)
  3. Cream the fat and the sugar, beat in the treacle
  4. Beat eggs, sherry and vanilla essence together.
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the fat and sugar, alternating with the flours and spices.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients, but do not over mix. Mixture should be fairly stiff.
  7. Turn into prepared tin, and leave for 10mins, then give a tap on the table to settle.
  8. Put in oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  9. Leave a day before putting in tin.
  10. Leave several days before marzipan. Leave a week before icing.