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Quick Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Mixed dried fruit 2 Pound (1 Kilograms)
  Dates 1⁄2 Pound, chopped (250 Grams)
  Butter 4 Ounce (125 Grams)
  Brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Self raising flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Glace cherries 4 (For Decoration)
  Blanched almonds 3 (For Decoration)
Directions

1. Combine mixed fruit, dates, butter, sugar, cinnamon and water in a large saucepan. Stir over heat until butter has melted. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, cook for 3 minutes, cool to room temperature.
2. Stir in brandy and eggs, mix well. Add sifted flours, stir until combined.
3. Spread 1/3 of the mixture into a greased and lined 7 x 25 cm / 2 3/4 x 10 in bar pan. Bake in slow oven for 1 hour or until cooked through. Turn out, wrap in a clean tea-towel to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 3 cakes. Decorate with cherries and almonds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Quick
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Servings: 
5

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