This is so simple to put together, yet tastes suberb. I use this recipe very sucessfully for my Christmas cakes, when it's marzipanned, iced and decorated people love it!
- 1 handful halved candied cherries
- 2 teaspoons mixed peel
- 2 teaspoons chopped mixed nuts
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa (for extra richness)
- 12 ounces dried fruit
- 4 ounces butter
- 4 ounces brown sugar
- ¼ pint water
- 1 medium beaten egg
- 8 ounces self-raising flour
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I have used various brown sugars to do this and they all came out well, demerara, soft brown, dark brown etc etc, even used a mix of brown & white when I had to! I add the extra ingredients when I'm making Christmas cakes with this recipe, also a glug of whicky or brandy, but add whatever you fancy! I always double the ingredients and make two at once, it takes no more time and you have one to freeze. It freezes very well.