Fantastic Fruit Cakes

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

8 ounces currants
4 ounces raisins
4 ounces sultanas
3 ounces dried figs
3 ounces glace cherries
2 tablespoons rum/brandy
6 ounces softened butter
6 ounces soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon treacle
6 ounces plain flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
2 ounces blanched almonds
3 large eggs
1/2 medium grated zest of 1/2 lemon
 

Preparation / Directions:

De-stalk and roughly chop dried figs. Halve glace cherries. Mix together figs, glace cherries, currants, raisins, sultanas and rum. Cover and set aside overnight or for at least 4 hours. Cream together butter, brown sugar and treacle. Beat eggs. Add into creamed butter a tbsp at a time, mixing in well. Sift together flour and mixed spice. Fold sifted flour into butter mixture Roughly chop almonds. Fold soaked dried fruit, chopped almonds and lemon zest into cake mixture. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3/325F/170C. Line a greased 7 in/18cm cake tin with a double thickness of greaseproof paper. Pour the cake mixture into the lined cake tin. Bake for 2 hours until set. Cool in the tin for an hour before turning out. Allow to cool thoroughly, wrap in a double layer of greaseproof paper, then a double layer of foil. Store in an airtight tin.

 

Nutritional Information:

1726 Calories (kcal); 45g Total Fat; (21% calories from fat); 43g Protein; 325g Carbohydrate; 561mg Cholesterol; 213mg Sodium


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