Half Pound Cake
Makes 1 x 20cm/8inch cake
Cold Vegetarian Dried
Fruit Nuts Alcohol
Cakes Baked Fayre
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
225g/8oz softened Butter
4 Eggs, beaten
225g/8oz Plain Flour
225g/8oz Seedless Raisins
100g/4oz Glace Cherries
1/2 teasp Ground Mixed Spice
1 tbsp Brandy (Cognac)
12 Walnut Halves to decorate
Preheat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas mark 2 and grease and line a 20cm/8-inch
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until pale and
Add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Fold in the flour, all the fruit, mixed spice and brandy and mix well.
Turn the mixture into the prepared cake tin, level the top and decorate the top
the walnut halves, just lightly pressing them into the surface.
Bake for 2-1/2 hours, covering the top
with a sheet of parchment or greaseproof
if it is browning too quickly.
Leave in the tin for about 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Leave
cool completely before serving.
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