Well, I wish the cake were for GrizzlyDoris! Alas, this is just the recipe. I’ve just made one to keep me and The Boss going at night all this week when the minxes are in bed, and I remembered I promised to post the recipe. So here it is:
Ingredients200g plain flour half teaspoon of baking powder 150g butter 150g caster sugar 4 beaten eggs 100g glace cherries 150g currants 150g sultanas 100g raisins 50g cut mixed peel 50g ground almonds grated rind of 1 lemon almonds or whatever you fancy decorating it with
Preheat oven to 180degC / gas 4. Sift flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour, dried fruit, peel and ground almonds. Mix in the lemon rind.
Spoon into tin (18cm/7″ round tin is about right) and make a hollow in the centre. Bake 20 mins, by which time the cake should be sitting flat. Arrange almonds on top.
Bake for another 40 mins. Turn oven down to 160degC / gas 3 and bake for another hour.
Tastes better after 4 or 5 days in a tin 😀