Luxury Fruit Christmas Cake (includes Thermomix method)
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Ingredients

  • 800 g pack of dried mixed fruit of your choice
  • 200 g tub of glace cherries
  • 1 kg mix
  • 250 g currants
  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 g sultanas
  • 150 g sweetened dried cranberries (aka craisins)
  • 200 g glace cherries, halved (preferably natural coloured)
  • 100 g mixed peel, finely chopped
  • 100 ml brandy (or whiskey if you prefer)
  • 50 ml good cherry or orange liqueur (cherry brandy or cherry vodka is fine, I like Condessa black cherry liqueur - which you can even buy in little 100ml bottles for just over a fiver!)
  • Juice of 1 large orange (75ml)
  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g dark soft brown sugar (e.g. dark muscovado) - you could use light if you want, for a less rich flavour
  • 1 rounded tsp molasses / black treacle
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp)
  • Zest of 2 large oranges and 1 lemon, finely grated (a microplane grater is best, avoid the white pith
  • 100 ml brandy
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten together
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g your choice of nuts, roughly chopped (e.g. blanched or slivered almonds, brazils, macadamias, hazelnuts - walnuts or pecans if you want a stronger flavour; but not peanuts)
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter to grease the tin with

Instructions

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