This was my grandfathers recipe and my mum made it every Christmas while we were growing up and then She passed the recipe to me and for the last 35 years I have made it with only adding a few small changes to make it my own. I added the glacé cherries and extra sultanas and raisins to keep it moist. I get asked to make this every year so I hope you enjoy it as much as we do
Place multi blade in and 1 cup glacé cherries and pulse for 2 seconds
Remove multi blade and change to stir assist
Add mixed fruit, sultanas, raisins, water, butter, brown sugar, bi carb soda, coco and spices
Use boil P3 with measuring cup out
Then go straight to P3 step two
let mixture cool a bit before adding Rum, flour and eggs
Replace measuring cup in lid and use speed 2 for 1 minute until well combined
Transfer into greased and brown paper lined cake tin
Cook in a preheated 175 degree c oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean in the centre
Place on wire rack to cool
Once cooled it can be iced and decorated or dusted with icing sugar
Check cake at the one hour mark as oven temperature varies and add mor cooking time as needed It can be made up to a month ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.
Easy to make and tastes amazing. My oven took 1hr 45min to cook in a small deep 8" tin.
Most delicious christmas cake. Just like granny's..