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Author Vahchef Servings 0 persons
Published September 13, 2007 Cooking Time (mins)
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Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Nutmeg (Jaiphal) Powder  1/4 Teaspoons
dried Ginger (Adrak) Powder  1/2 Teaspoons
Salt  1 Pinch
Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini) Powder  1/2 Teaspoons
Currants (Kishmish)  125 Grams
Baking Powder  1 Teaspoons
Sultanas  125 Grams
Eggs  3 Numbers
Sugar  125 Grams
chopped Mixed Fruit  1/2 Cup
Refined Flour  1 Cup
Butter  125 Grams
Marzipan  500 Grams
Raisins (Kishmish)  125 Grams

  • In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and ground spices.
  • Blend in with the butter mixture, adding little milk if required to facilitate blending.
  • Add currants, sultanas, raisins and mixed fruit to the batter.
  • Butter a 9 inch cake tin and pour in half the batter.
  • Roll out half the marzipan to fit the circumference of the pan.
  • Place over the cake batter.
  • Pour the rest of the batter over the marzipan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (180 c) for about one hour.
  • Remove cake form the oven when cool, decorate the top of the cake with the remainng marzipan.
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