- 500 g sultanas, (see Tips)
- 250 g Currents
- 250 g raisins
- 60 g dates
- 125 g Prunes
- 60 g craisins / dried apricots
- 4 tablespoons brandy or sherry
- 60 g cooking chocolate
- 1 small orange or lemon, strips of rind and juice
- 250 g Butter, softened or sliced
- 250 g brown sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla esssence
- 1 teaspoon almond essence
- 2 teaspoons glycerine (edible), (I bought mine at a health food store)
- 1 tablespoon Jam, I use apricot, plum or fig
- 260 g plain flour, (or baker's flour)
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons brandy or ginger (extra), (I use Bundaberg rum)
- Note: See tips regarding fruit.
Put sultanas, currents and raisins into a very large bowl.
Place larger fruits such as dates, prunes and dried apricots into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 20 seconds on Speed 5 until roughly chopped. This may look like a paste if you've used "wet" fruits such as prunes.
Add to the large bowl with the other fruits.
Sprinkle 60 g brandy or sherry over. Mix well, cover and stand overnight or for a few days.
Clean and dry bowl.
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
Add chocolate and strips of rind to bowl and chop for 5 seconds on Speed 8.
Add butter and sugar. Beat for 20 seconds on Speed 5.
Add eggs and beat for 5 seconds on Speed 5.
Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Add vanilla, almond essence, glycerine, golden syrup, jam and lemon/orange juice. Mix for 5 seconds on Speed 5.
Add flour, mixed spice, ground ginger and salt. Mix 20 seconds on Speed 6.
Pour into large bowl with the fruits and combine until well mixed.
- The time to cook will depend on the size of the cake tins. Cakes should be cooked until firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean. Cakes will also look slightly brown.
Here's a guide.
I use small loaf tins which take about 40 minutes.
One large cake - 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
- WHILE STILL HOT, sprinkle with brandy, sherry or rum.
PREPARE CAKE MIX
WHEN THE CAKES ARE COOKED ...
I use a mixture of fruits which total 1245g, depending on what's in the pantry.
I've had a photocopy of the recipe I based this on for so long that I can't give credit to it's author. It's very popular with my family and friends.
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