The method for making this Rich Dark Christmas cake is the same as for my Golden Christmas cake, with just a few changes in ingredients. So take a look at this video, it will show you exactly how to make it. This traditional recipe uses Black Treacle to sweeten the cake, and I used brandy in the mix and gave it a drink of Amaretto after it was cooked to make it moist.
I think both cakes will ensure that you all have a very merry Christmas!
10Tbls Black Treacle
315 mls/10floz Brandy or alcohol of your choice.
Juice and grated zest of one Orange
Juice and grated zest of one Lemon
2lb3oz/1Kilo of Mixed Dried Fruit
115g/4ozGlace Cherries, chopped
315g/10oz Apricots, chopped
315g/10oz Dates, chopped
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
3 Medium Eggs, lightly beaten
500g/1lb Self Raising Flour, sifted