Delicious xmas cake

    Delicious xmas cake

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    About this recipe: An easy Christmas cake to make. It's topped with whole almonds which gives it a lovely look. It'll keep well in an airtight tin for at least 3 weeks.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 cake

    • 225g butter
    • 225g caster sugar
    • 225g plain flour
    • 1/2 small nutmeg, grated
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • A little milk if needed
    • 225g currants
    • 225g sultanas
    • 60g finely chopped candied peel
    • 100g blanched whole almonds

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / gas 3. Lightly grease and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
    2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl until well mixed.
    3. Sift the flour, nutmeg and baking powder into a separate bowl.
    4. Add some beaten egg to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well with a wooden spoon. Continue adding some quantities of flour and egg alternately till all is used. If the mixture is too stiff, beat in a little milk. Lastly, stir in the dried fruit and candied peel.
    5. To finish the cake, scatter almonds all over the top. Bake for 3 hours.
    6. Leave the cake to cool before running a knife around the edge to help loosen it. Then remove from the tin and store in an airtight container.

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