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hazel's christmas cake

a recipe by
Marianne Sanders
Fairfax, VA

From Hazel in Australia - was her Mum's recipe.... Hazel says best to start it in November......

serves 10
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For hazel's christmas cake

  • 500 g
  • 1 kg
    mix of sultanas, raisins & currants
  • 2 tsp
    cake spice
  • 2 tsp
  • 6
  • 500 g
  • 2 tsp
    orange marmelade
  • marzipan
  • 1 recipe
    royal icing
  • 1 jar
    apricot jam
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make hazel's christmas cake

  • 1
    Soak fruit in copious amounts of brandy/sherry for at least 48hours...turning and stirring ..left longer the better. Sift dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar and add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add marmalade. Mix fruit with flour. Mix 1 tsp Bicarb soda with milk and add to mix ( this was my mums secret ingedient! ). Grease and line large square cake tin with greasproof paper and alfoil 6" above tin. Cook in a SLOW oven (150deg C to 160 deg C). For 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Cool in tin, wrap in fresh alfoil and stash away somewhere so you won't smell it! YUMMO!! Just before Christmas, Spread with apricot jam, thinly roll mazipan and place over jam. Make royal icing from icing sugar and egg white and spread over marzipan and decorate with Christmas things ...ENJOY!!

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