Traditional dark, rich and moist fruit cake for holiday celebration.
- Ingredients for 9″ round cake:
- 225 g butter (8 oz)
- 225 g sugar (8 oz)
- 2 tbsp browning or caramelized sugar
- 180 g or 1.5 cup flour (6 oz)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- finely grated rind of 1 lime/lemon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup wine
- 1/2 kg raisins (1 lb)
- 120 g mixed peel (4 oz)
- 120 g cherries (4 oz)
- 250 g prunes (0.5 lb), chopped
Soak fruits in wine for at least 3 weeks, or boil them in the wine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour round cake pan.
Cream butter, sugar and browning.
Beat eggs and wine together. Add egg mixture to creamed butter mixture and blend well.
Strain and add fruits. Gradually mix dry ingredients to batter and fold together.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours.