How To Bake The Weekly’s All-Time Favourite Christmas Cake For Your Party

The Weekly's All-time Favourite Christmas Cake
The Weekly‘s All-Time Favourite Christmas Cake

Prep & Cook 5-6 hours (plus cooling time) / Serves 4-6

2 1/3 cups (375 g) sultanas ♥ 2 1/3 cups (375 g) chopped raisins ♥ 3/4 cup (125 g) dried currants ♥ 1/2 cup (100 g) red glace cherries, quartered ♥ 1 cup (250 g) firmly packed mixed glace fruit (such as oranges, pineapple, peaches, apricots) ♥ 1/3 cup (120 g) ginger marmalade ♥ 1/2 cup (125 ml) brandy ♥ 1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice ♥ 250 g butter, softened ♥ 2 tsps finely grated orange rind  ♥ 1 cup (220 g) brown sugar ♥ 4 eggs ♥ 1 cup (150 g) plain flour ♥ 1/2 cup (75 g) self-raising flour ♥ 3/4 cup (90 g) almond meal (ground almonds) ♥ 2 tsps mixed spice ♥ 2 tsps ground cinnamon ♥ 1/3 cup (80 ml) brandy, extra, from brushing
ICING 3 egg whites ♥ 4 1/4 cups (680 g) icing sugar, sifted ♥ 3 tsps lemon juice ♥ 1 1/2 tsps glycerine

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Recipe: The Australian Women’s Weekly

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