Jenny's christmas cake

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
10 ounces Wholewheat flour
1½ pounds Dried Mixed Fruit
4 ounces Glace Cherries
2 ounces Chopped Walnuts
2 ounces Chopped Almonds
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Salt
8 ounces Butter
5 Eggs (4-6)
3 tablespoons Molasses (2-4)
1 Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 Grated rind of 1 orange
8 ounces Demerera Sugar
LOTS of ALCOHOL about half bottle of rum or brandy or both
¼ pint Guiness

Mix the fruit and alcohol together and leave to soak for 3 days minimum. Add cherries and nuts to mixture. Mix flour, baking powder, spices and salt together. Cream the butter, and sugar, when light and fluffy beat in molasses and then eggs one at a time. Fold in half of the flour mixture followed by the fruit and alcohol mixture. Then fold in the remainder of the flour. Bake in lined tin wrapped in newspaper and secure tin with string. Bake at Gas 3 for first two hours then reduce to Gas 2 for a further 90 minutes. When cooked sprinkle cake with alcohol. Keep wrapped in foil and every so often sprinkle with alcohol.

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