Fruit cake

Recipe from: 11/23/1989 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 15
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 150
    g
    dates, chopped
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 125
    ml
    boiling water
  • 250
    g
    glacé fruit or fruitcake mix
  • 125
    g
    butter or margarine
  • 100
    g
    brown sugar
  • 25
    ml
    mixed citrus peel
  • 3
    pieces ginger preserve, chopped, and a little of the syrup
  • 250
    g
    self-raising flour
  • 2
    ml
    mixed spice
  • pinch salt
  • 2
    extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 75
    ml
    brandy
  • 160
    g
    glacé cherries, halved
  • 50
    g
    walnuts, chopped
 

Method

 
Grease a two litre microwave container with margarine. Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda and dates. Add boiling water. Let stand for one minute. Add the fruit, butter and brown sugar and microwave for three minutes on 100 per cent power. Add the citrus peel and ginger and microwave for two minutes. Cool. Sift the dry ingredients together. Beat eggs and brandy together. Fold into the fruit mixture, alternating with the dry ingredients. Fold in cherries and walnuts. Spoon into greased container. Place on an upturned saucer and microwave for about 18 minutes or until a testing skewer comes out clean. Cool for three minutes and turn out on wire rack. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Every week pour a little brandy over the cake. Tested in a 600 W microwave oven.
 

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