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Rich Christmas Cake

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Ingredients
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mixed peel 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Currants 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Glazed cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sodium bicarbonate 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspices 1 Teaspoon (Ground Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg)
  Rum/Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almonds 20 , chopped
Directions

Mix all the fruits, put in rum and keep over night.
Sieve flour, baking powder and all spices together.
Heat water.
Put butter and sugar.
Cook on low heat till butter melts.
Add soda bicarb and cool slightly.
Add all the fruits to it.
Add the flour mixture to the fruit-mixture.
Mix well.
Beat white of eggs till frothy.
Add yolks to white.
Add to fruit and flour mixture.
Grease a cake tin.
Pour the batter into it.
Decorate almonds over it.
Bake in a preheated oven at 140° C for 1 hour.
Insert a knife in the centre.
If it comes out clean, cake is ready.
Pour some rum over it.
Cool for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from tin and wrap into aluminium foil and keep aside for 10-12 hours to cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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