The traditional fruit Christmas cake recipe! The most wonderful time of the year!
- 250g fruit cake mix
- 50g mixed citrus peel
- 50g halved red glace cherries
- 50g flaked almonds
- 100g butter
- 125ml orange juice
- 5ml brandy essence
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 extra large egg
- 1/4 cup sherry
- 1/4 cup milk
- 100g cake flour
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 15cm x 7cm deep cake tin with wax paper.
- In a large pot, combine the fruit cake mix, citrus peel, cherries, almonds, butter, orange juice, brandy essence, sugar, bicarb and mixed spice. Mix together well and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Beat the egg with the sherry and milk and then fold the flour into the egg mixture.
- Add the fruit mixture and mix well to combine.
- Spoon into the cake tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the end of a metal or wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
- Decorate as desired. (We used icing sugar, walnuts, pecan nuts and whole cherries to decorate)