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Ingredients

Lot 1

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 175g/6oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • Rind of 1 Lemon
  • Rind of 1 Orange
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Mixed Spice
  • ½ teaspoon Goodall's Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Whiskey (optional)

Lot 2

  • 500g Shamrock Luxury Fruit Mix
  • 100g Tub Shamrock Cherries
  • 100g Tub Shamrock Mixed Peel
  • 100g Pack Shamrock Chopped Almonds
  • 100g Pack Shamrock Ground Almonds
 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 120°C/220°F/Gas 1/2. Line a deep 19 cm / 8″ round or 18 cm / 7″ square cake tin with a double layer of baking parchment.
  2. Place all the ingredients from Lot 1 into a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  3. Mix Lot 2 ingredients together and add to Lot 1. Stir until well combined.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin. Smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 4-5 hours approximately. Check at intervals after 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Leave cake in the tin until cold.
  7. To decorate: Brush with heated marmalade, apricot jam or honey and cover with almond paste or marzipan. Leave for 24 hours to “set”.
  8. Brush almond paste or marzipan with a little alcohol and cover with ready to roll icing.
  9. Decorate as liked.

 

For more great Christmas Recipes from Odlums try our Classic Christmas Recipes book