Last Minute Christmas Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1 kilogram dried mixed fruit
225 grams glace cherries
300 milliliters stout
150 milliliters whisky
150 milliliters orange juice
1 medium orange -- zest of
3 tablespoons black treacle
250 grams unsalted butter -- slightly softened
250 grams soft brown sugar
5 large eggs -- lightly beaten
350 grams plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons allspice
100 grams brazil nuts -- halved
1 package Marzipan and Royal icing for decoration

Preparation / Directions:

1 Line the cake tin. In a large pan, place the dried fruit, cherries, stout, whisky, orange juice, zest and treacle, and bring to the boil. 2 Simmer gently for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and beat together until smooth. Fold in the boiled fruit. 3 Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and level the top. Bake for 3 1/2-4 hours. Cool in the tin, remove and decorate.


Nutritional Information:

5353 Calories (kcal); 297g Total Fat; (46% calories from fat); 71g Protein; 692g Carbohydrate; 1482mg Cholesterol; 1223mg Sodium

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