Rum Soaked Christmas Cake

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rum soaked christmas cake

Celebrate the festive season by baking this beautiful rum soaked fruit cake, share it with family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1.4kg mixed fruit
  • 125g glacé cherries
  • 125g mixed peel
  • 125g chopped dates
  • 2 cups CSR Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 500g butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp malt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup rum

Method

  1. Preheat oven at 170°C
  2. Combine first seven ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to boil, and simmer slowly for 20 mins. Allow to cool.
  3. Beat 8 eggs and add to cooled mixture.
  4. Add 2 cups plain & 2 cups self-raising flour & baking soda, mix well.
  5. Line in either a round tin or 20 x 20cm square cake tin with 4 layers of baking paper. Bake for 3hrs
  6. Remove from oven, pour 1 wine glass of rum over cake while still warm & allow to absorb.
  7. Roll cake up in tea towel & allow to cool completely in tea towel.
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