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17 December 2012,23:34 by
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HALF POUND CAKE

This fluffy and creamy flavoured Half Pound Cake really looks good with halved walnuts on top. The cake looks appetizing in and out so you should try taking a bite. Personally experience how tasty it is to have walnuts in your cake!
Serves :
8

Preparation Time :
1 hour

Cooking Time :
3 hours 20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Grease and line a deep 20.5 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in the flour, fruit, salt and spice, then add the brandy and mix in well to make a soft dropping consistency.
  • Turn into the prepared tin, level the top and decorate with the halved walnuts.
  • Bake at 150°C (300°F) mark 2 for about 2 ½ hours. If the top gets too brown, cover with paper.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

INGREDIENTS

  • 225 grams butter 
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 225 grams plain flour, sifted
  • 225 grams seedless raisins
  • 225 grams mixed currants and sultanas
  • 100 grams glace cherries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2.5 ml ground mixed spice
  • 15 ml brandy
  • Walnut halves, to decorate

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