Xmas Cake

    Xmas Cake

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    A rich and slow baked Christmas cake that is loaded with mixed fruit, nuts and spices. Rum can be poured over once it is baked if you like.

    Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 250g copha or Kremelta(TM)
    • 2 1/2 cups (380g) brown sugar
    • 1 1/3 cups (330ml) water or apple juice
    • 130ml sherry
    • 2 rounded teaspoons marmalade
    • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 1/2 kg mixed fruit
    • 4 eggs
    • 130g shelled almonds
    • 2 cups (250g) self raising flour
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours10min  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. In a large saucepan melt copha, brown sugar, water, sherry, marmalade, spices, bicarb soda and fruit. Bring to the boil then simmer for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool until the mixture is just lukewarm to touch.
    2. Add eggs, one at a time, making a well in between. Stir in almonds. Sift the flours and salt together then add in two portions to the fruit mixture. Mix until well combined.
    3. Place in a 26cm cake tin. Bake at 150 degrees C for about 3 hours. Rum may be poured over the cake when taken out of the oven.

    Substitution

    You can use plum or raspberry jam in place of the marmalade.

    Mixed fruit

    Any combination of sultanas, raisins, glace cherries, pineapple and other mixed fruits my be used.

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