Mary’s Fruit CakePosted in : Holiday on by : Daphne
Oven: Fan 150ºC, 300ºF, Gas 2
Standard 160ºC, 325ºF, Gas 3
Line the casserole with a pre–shaped 20cm deep cake tin liner, or line with greaseproof paper.
Add the first six ingredients into a mixing bowl and microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Be sure the mixing bowl is microwavable.
Alternatively, put these six ingredients into a large saucepan and heat slowly on a low temperature until the fat has melted.
Mix well, and put the remaining ingredients into the bowl. Then mix again.
Transfer the mixture to the lined casserole and level the top. You can decorate the top with a few blanched almonds if it is to be a plain fruit cake.
Bake below the centre of the oven for approximately 1¼–1½ hours, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out cleanly.
Let it cool in the casserole for 10–15 minutes then turn out and cool thoroughly.
Once cooled, you can decorate the cake with marzipan or icing, both or neither.