275g/10oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
225g/8oz Margarine
4 Eggs (beaten)
100g packet Ground Almonds
Juice and Rind of 1 Orange
100g tub Mixed Peel
100g tub Cherries (halved)
1 x 375g packet Sultanas


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/ Gas 2. Line a 20cms/8″ deep round cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put sugar and margarine into a large mixing bowl and cream together. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the ground almonds, orange rind and juice. Add the flour and gently stir until well mixed through.
  4. Finally add the fruit – mixed peel, cherries and sultanas. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Transfer to prepared tin. Bake for about 2 1/2 hours or until nicely browned and a clean knife inserted into centre comes out clean. After an hour cover top of tin with a sheet of brown paper!
  6. Cool in tin. When cold wrap in greaseproof paper and store in a cool dry place.