Traditional Christmas Favourite
Preheat oven to 150°C (or 130°C fan forced) for 15 minutes
Line the sides of the pan with a layer of baking paper and line base with a disc of baking paper.
Cream butter, sugar and golden syrup together in large bowl with an electric mixer.
Add eggs one at a time and beat for 1 minute before adding next egg. Continue until all eggs have been added.
Stir in flour and spices.
Stir in fruit, juice and sherry or brandy. Mix well with hands to combine.
Bake in 3.5L Brazier on middle shelf for 1 hr 15 min or until probe of Digital Thermometer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake or when temperature reaches 100°C. Cool in Pan.
Decorate as desired.
Fruit can be soaked in sherry or brandy for a few hours before making the cake.