• Miss Izabella Ellinas

Grandma''s Christmas Cake


Ingredients for the cake

175 g butter

200 g sugar

2 tbsp treacle

150 g glace cherries quartered

75 g mixed peel

200 g sultanas

200 g raisins

200 g currants

1 orange zest and juice

125 ml sweet wine

100 g ground almonds

75 g almonds or pecans coarsely chopped

3 large eggs lightly beaten

175 g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp ground mixed spice

4 tbsp brandy plus extra to feed the cake


Decorate

700 g marzipan

apricot glaze

3 egg whites

700 g icing sugar sifted

1 tbsp lemon juice