Fruit Cake/Rum cake

So it’s after 1am and it’s Christmas and I’m up with my sister making the Family’s traditional fruitcake.Here is the recipe

1 1/2 lb butter

1 1/2 lb sugar

7-8 eggs or 6

1 1/2 lb flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp essence

1 lb currants

1 lb prunes

1 lb raisins

1 1/2 mixed peel

Use cake mix or rum for soaking fruits.

Browning enough to colour as you desire.

Prepare fruits and soak in wine add cinnamon and leave for 2-3 weeks.

Method: Cream butter and sugar

Add fruits and mix well. Add sifted flour and baking powder,mix well.

Add browning mix again.

Pour into greased pan and bake in moderate oven for 1 1/2 hours. Cool in pan before turning out,sprinkle with wine.

and have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

Written by

Laurna G