Christmas Eve English Cake

Christmas Eve English Cake

Christmas Eve English Cake

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house was the aroma of this excellent English cake that's rich in fruits and spices. It's a slice of heaven.

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8 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 oz. self-raising flour
  • 4 oz. plain flour
  • 6 oz. sugar
  • 6 oz. butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp. mixed spice
  • 1 orange rind, grated
  • 1 lemon rind, grated
  • 1 oz. almonds, chopped
  • 8 oz. mixed currants, sultanas and raisins
  • 2 oz. candied peel
  • 2 tbsp. marmalade

  • Methods/steps
    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and lightly grease 8-inch cake pan.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together until light.
    3. Add eggs and mix well.
    4. Stir in flour, grated lemon and orange rind, and mixed spice.
    5. Fold in almonds and mixed fruits.
    6. Bake for approximately 3 hours.
    7. Remove when done and cool on a rack.
    8. Turn out of pan and glaze top with marmalade.
    Additional Tips

    Ready in 3ΒΌ hours


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