Fruity Christmas Cake

Prep Time

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Cook Time

2-3 hours

Portion(s)

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ingredients

225225 g Country Range Self Raising Flour

1 1 tsp Country Range Ground Mixed Spice

1 1 tsp Country Range Baking Powder

225225 g Country Range Cooking & Baking

225225 g dark soft brown muscovado sugar

5 5 eggs, size 3

450450 g Country Range Dried Mixed Fruit

225225 g Country Range Glacé Cherries, chopped

115115 g Country Range Ground Almonds

11 tbsp Country Range Fine Cut Orange Marmalade

2 2 tbsp dark rum

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  • 1Pre-heat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2. Line a 9" square tin with greaseproof paper.
  • 2Sift the flour, spice and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the margarine, sugar and eggs. Whisk thoroughly (with an electric whisk) until the mixture is smooth.
  • 3Stir in the fruit with the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • 4Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on the lowest shelf of the oven for 2-3 hours or until golden, firm to touch and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • 5Leave to cool in the tin. Turn the cake out, wrap in greaseproof paper and store in an airtight tin.
  • 6Cover the cake using 1 x 250g pack of brandy marzipan and 2 x 250g packs of ready to roll icing.