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Light Christmas Cake

  Butter 8 Ounce
  Caster sugar 8 Ounce
  Eggs 4 Large
  Plain flour 10 Ounce
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Orange peel 2 Ounce, chopped
  Sultanas 3 Ounce
  Currants 3 Ounce
  Glace cherries 2 Ounce
  Glace pineapple 3 Ounce
  Lemon 1⁄2 , grated rind
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Grease and line 10-in. round tin
2. Preheat the oven to 350°F, 180°C, Gas Mark 4

3. In a large bowl, tip in the butter and sugar and cream well till light and fluffy.
4. Crack each egg into the pan while beating well till all of the eggs are used up. Make sure that you are adding a little flour while alternating with the egg mixture.
5. In another bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together. Chop the fruit and the grated lemon rind together and add to the flour mixture. Add a little milk if necessary to make a soft consistency.
6. Pour the mixture into the tin and then bake the mixture for 1 1/2 hours.
7. Cool and then pack in heavy-duty foil or polythene.

8. Serve warm or pack it for later use.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4708 Calories from Fat 1869

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 212 g326.6%

Saturated Fat 126.1 g630.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1344.9 mg448.3%

Sodium 814.2 mg33.9%

Total Carbohydrates 663 g220.9%

Dietary Fiber 21.2 g85%

Sugars 375.2 g

Protein 53 g105.8%

Vitamin A 140.8% Vitamin C 228.4%

Calcium 86.7% Iron 46.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light Christmas Cake Recipe