Have you forgotten to make or buy your Christmas cake?! Here’s the answer….
230gms tinned pineapple, drained from any juice.
150gms caster sugar
500gms mixed dried fruit – glace cherries, candid peel, chopped stem ginger, sultanas.
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
150gms Self raising flour
2 small eggs, beaten.
For the marzipan-enough to cover the top and sides of a 7″ cake:
- 300gms icing sugar
- 350gms ground almonds
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg white
- Almond essence – optional
For the marzipan mice:
- Flaked almonds
- Liquorice string or black fondant icing
- Melted chocolate – optional