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Fruit Cake


  • 1.25kg Mixed fruit
  • 230g Butter
  • 230g Brown sugar
  • 1 teas Grated lemon
  • 1 teas Grated orange
  • 1 teas Vanilla
  • Taste Chopped almonds
  • 2 tab Marmalade
  • 2 tab Parisian essence
  • 4 Eggs
  • Drops Almond essence
  • Pinch Salt
  • ¼ teas Cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups Plain flour
  • 1 teas Allspice
  • ¼ teas Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Rum or brandy or sherry


Chop fruit (in blender) & soak overnight in spirit. Cream butter, sugar, rinds, vanilla & almond essence. Add marmalade & Parisian essence. Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each. Fold in fruits alternately with sifted dry ingredients. Line a greased cake tin with brown paper under & around tin with 3-4 layers. Cover with foil on top to prevent cracking. Bake in a slow oven 4 to 4 ½ hours. Allow to cool in tin.

Maria Zamperoni

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