Delia's Classic Christmas Cake
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Ingredients

  • 20 cm Round Cake or 18cm
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  • 1 lb (450 g) Currants
  • 6 oz (175 g) Sultanas
  • 6 oz (175 g) Raisins
  • 2 oz (50 g) Glacé cherries, rinsed, dried and finely chopped
  • 2 oz (50 g) Mixed candied peel, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy, plus extra for 'feeding'
  • 8 oz (225 g) Plain flour
  • ½ level teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ level teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ level teaspoon Ground mixed spice
  • 8 oz (225 g) Unsalted butter
  • 8 oz (225 g) Soft brown sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 oz (50 g) Almonds, chopped (the skins can be left on)
  • 1 level dessertspoon Black treacle
  • Grated zest 1 lemon Grated zest 1 orange 4 oz (110 g) Whole blanched almonds (only if you don't intend to ice the cake)

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