Six-ingredient festive cake
This light cake keeps well in a cool place for one month or it can be frozen. It’s also economical — no added butter or sugar. For a festive look, blanched almonds or glacé cherries can be placed on top before baking.
- Place the fruit in a large mixing bowl. Add the pineapple juice and mixed spice. Soak overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 150C. Lightly oil a 23cm cake pan and line with baking paper.
- Add the vanilla essence and eggs to the fruit then stir in the flour. Pour into the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a wet hand.
- Bake for about 2½ hours or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove and cool. To add a little festive flair, the cake could be brushed with brandy or port while still warm.
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