Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Favourite Christmas Cake

5 ups (750g) dried mixed fruit
250g margrine, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup port
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon grated orange rind
4 eggs
1/2 cup S.R. flour
2 Tablespoon port, extra

In a large bowl, combine mixed fruit and port, cover and stand overnight.Grease a deep 20cm cake pan, line base and sides with greaseproof paper, bringing paper about 5cm above the edge of the pan.Combine margarine, sugar and rinds in a small bowl with electric mixer, add eggs one at a time, beat only until complet.Add butter mixture to fruit mixture, mixing well.Stir in sifted flours, mixing well.Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake in a slow oven (150C) for about 2 1/2 hours, or until cooked.Brush cake lightly with extra port, cover with foil, cool in pan.

Love and hugs,


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