About this recipe: This is a simple fruit cake especially for people (like me) who are not very organised. It is quick and easy but tastes delicious.
A last minute change of Christmas plans meant I suddenly had to conjour up Christmas! So I was glad to find this recipe. The slight modification I made was to soak the fruit in lashings of brandy overnight. The cake didn't rise much which is why I've only given it 4 stars but I might try again next year using a little baking powder or some self raising flour. Overall though a wonderfully rich and succulent cake that tasted even better as New Year approached. Rather than put the almonds on top, I left mine plain then covered with ready made marzipan and fondant icing. - 11 Jan 2014
I made this December 2009 and it was well received. Easy to make and moist and flavourful. The only thing I would change next time is to use golden syrup instead of honey and to use regular salted butter instead of the unsalted I used. - 31 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)