Angela Nilsen's Christmas cake

Ingredients

  • 200.0g butter , softened to room temperature
  • 200.0g dark muscovado sugar
  • 200.0g plain flour
  • 4 eggs , beaten
  • 50.0g ground almonds
  • 100.0ml sherry , sweet or dry, whatever you have in the cupboard
  • 85.0g candied peel , roughly chopped (we used Sundora)
  • 85.0g glacé cherries , roughly chopped
  • 250.0g raisins
  • 250.0g currants
  • 100.0g pack pecans nuts, broken into big pieces
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 1½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1½ tsp rosewater
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Description

A Long-life Christmas Cake That's Bursting With Flavours Of Spices And Vanilla

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