Have you forgotten to make or buy your Christmas cake?!  Here’s the answer….

INGREDIENTS

  • 230gms tinned pineapple, drained from any juice.

  • 150gms caster sugar

  • 500gms mixed dried fruit – glace cherries, candid peel, chopped stem ginger, sultanas.

  • 70gms butter

  • 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:

  • Marzipan
  • Flaked almonds
  • Liquorice string or black fondant icing
  • Melted chocolate – optional

 

 

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