Desert delight


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rich fruity cake



1 cup sugar

1 cup Butter

4 eggs

1 tsp nutmeg, cloves & cinnamon powder

2 cups flour sifted with 1 tsp baking powder

3 cups mixed candied peel (finely chopped)

cup walnuts or cashew nuts (chopped)

Caramel (Burnt Sugar) 

Cream together Sugar and butter till sugar dissolves. Add one egg at a time and beat well. Add spices and burnt sugar, enough to make the cake a dark brown colour. add flour and blend well. Add fruit and nuts. Mix well, cover with a wet cloth and allow to stand for 2 hours. Line 2 cake trays with grease and greased paper. Gently arrange the cake batter in the trays and spread out evenly. Bake in slow, pre-heated oven. Remove cake from trays hour after ready. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.


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