This recipe makes a good rich fruit cake and is excellent for a Christmas cake. The quantities given here make a cake between
Grease and paper a
Cream together the butter and sugar very thoroughly and add the beaten eggs, a little at a time. Fold in the flour, salt and spice and add the fruit. Mix to a soft dropping consistency with the brandy and a little milk if necessary, turn into the tin, and place the walnuts on the top of the mixture. Bake in a slow oven (250° F., gas mark 1–1½) for 4–5 hours, or until, if a skewer is introduced, it comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before turning out.
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