Part of my family is descended from the Dutch settlers in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), known as the Burghers. This is one of the favourite recipes of the Burghers, served at every birthday and other celebration. Every family has its own 'special' version - this is how my grandma used to make it. It's a very rich cake that keeps for weeks if well sealed. It has the same moistness as a rich fruit cake.
Recipe posted by mounty