This is a rather plain cake but very good arid well flavoured. It keeps well. These quantities make a
Rub the butter into the sieved flour. Add the fruit, lemon rind and sugar. Mix well together, make a well in the centre, add the well-beaten eggs and the milk gradually. The mixture should be stiff enough to hold a spoon upright. Beat well. Bake in the greased and lined tin in a moderate oven, 350° F., gas mark 4, for about 1½ hours, covering the top lightly with foil if it becomes too brown.
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