200 gms butter

250 gms brown sugar

4 eggs

250 gms flour

2 tsp.baking powder

2 cups chocolate pieces

1/2 cup chopped glace cherries

1/2 cup mixed peel.

1 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup almonds

1 cup seedless raisins

1/4 cup rum/brandy

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp.vanilla

a pinch of salt.

pinch of grated nutmeg

1/4 tsp.mixed spice powder/cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp.

Soak all the chopped fruit and spices in rum,two days before making the cake.

Melt chocolate over warm water.

Beat butter and sugar till light and creamy,add one eggs at a time and beat well.Add melted chocolate and vanilla.Fold in the sifted flour(with baking powder and salt).Add milk and nuts and mix well.Pour into a lined and greased tin.Bake in 150 degrees preheated oven for 2 hours.Insert a skewer and if it comes out clean its done.Remove from tin,after its cool.sprinkle rum over the cake.Wrap in butter paper or foil and slice fter a day or two.

:When baking any cake ,always remember to allow the cake to stand in the oven for 5 -10 mins after you switch off the oven,and then remove the cake.Do not remove immediately,as some cakes do drop in the centre if you remove immediately.


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