Christmas cherry and fruit cake
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This is a lovely cake with cherries and raisins added for those of you who don't want to go to the trouble of making fruit cakes. It’s best if you can wait several days before eatings to allow the flavours to develop. This cake also freezes well.
200g caster sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
250g halved glace cherries
30 min › Cook:
2 hr › Ready in:
2 hr 30 min
Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease and line a 22x13cm loaf tin with baking paper.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs and orange juice and mix well.
Sift flour and baking powder. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture and toss with raisins and cherries (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake).
Add flour mixture to batter and blend. Add floured raisins and cherries to dough and mix until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf tin. Bake in pre-heated oven for 2½ hours.
Wrap the cake in plastic wrap or foil and store in a sealed tin for a couple of days before serving.
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