Mum makes this yummy cake for us every Christmas and it's the recipe she used for my wedding cake over 30 years ago. It's an original Grandma Sellwood recipe and I have just made it myself for the first time. Most of the work is done the day before.
My fruit mixture marinated for 3 weeks before I got around to baking. Give it a shake at least once a day. Ok I confess: I hate getting my hands sticky. I don't eat oranges because of it. But to get the best result when creaming butter and sugar I think it's necessary. And this recipe is very quick when using your hands to mix.
I just made it again and sprayed the tin with canola spray instead of lining it with baking paper - IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY and so much easier - 09 Aug 2016