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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Sep 12, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Desserts/Sweets Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Flour Standing Time 1 hour


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Eggs 4 Numbers
Candied Peel 4 oz
Cherries 4 oz
Finely Grated Lemon 1 Numbers
Sherry 4 Tablespoons
Dried Fruits 2 Lbs
Blanched Almonds 4 oz
Plain Flour 12 oz
Cinnamon 1 Teaspoons
Mixed Spice 1 Teaspoons
Black Treacle 1 Tablespoons
Salt Pinch
Margarine 8 oz
Sugar 8 oz


  • Sieve together all the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the peel, fruit, cherries, chopped almonds and lemon rind.
  • Whisk the eggs and sherry together.
  • Beat the margarine, sugar and black treacle until soft.
  • Add the flour and egg mixtures alternately to the margarine little by little till it has a thick paste consistency.
  • Stir in the fruit mixture.
  • Put into an 8-9 inch tin, lined with greaseproof paper round the sides and at the bottom.
  • Now, tie a double band of brown paper round the outside of the rim, standing well up above the top of it.
  • Put in the middle of a hot oven. Bake for 3 1/4-3 1/2 hours at gas mark 3 for the first 1 1/2 hours, and then decrease to gas mark 2 for the remainder.
  • Cool the cake in the tin, then store in an airtight container.
  • Can be served hot or cold with custard or double cream respectively.
Posted Sep 12, 2007

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sudha Jan 1, 2009
Hi ssanjay,

This is the delicious cake, I prepared the cake it came out very good.

Thanks for the receipie.

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