Preheat oven to 160°C.
Combine the fruit cake mix and cherries in a bowl. Add sherry and leave to soak for about 30 minutes.Cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Sift the flour and baking powder and add. Add the fruit and milk and mix well. Turn half the mixture into a greased 23cm loaf pan. Shape the marzipan into a sausage the length of the pan and place in the centre of the mixture already in the pan. Spoon the remaining cake mixture over the marzipan.Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean (Don’t pierce through the centre but rather on the side of where the marzipan is laid).Combine all icing ingredients and drizzle over cake.Recipe reprinted with permission of Snap, Sizzle & Cook. To see more recipes, please click here. To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.
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