My Mum's Christmas Cake Recipe

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  2. Beat sugar & butter very well; mix in all fruit (soaked in rum overnight), carb soda and spice.
  3. Add eggs and then fold in flour, then add water.
  4. Spoon mixture cake tin lined with 2 thicknesses each of brown and greased greaseproof paper; arrange extra almonds around top - brown paper on top of cake while it is cooking will stop it scorching.
  5. Cook 3 hrs 150degC (300degF), lower for fan forced - check cake with skewer or knife if it comes out clean it is cooked.
  7. Soak fruit with rum overnight.
  8. Then boil everything together, other than eggs and flour; now add eggs and fold in flour.
  9. Cook at 150oC (300degF), for 2 1/2 hours.
  10. NB: Check both types of cakes after 2 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1045.06 Kcal (4375 kJ)
Calories from fat 413.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.95g 71%
Cholesterol 190.46mg 63%
Sodium 873.63mg 36%
Potassium 668.21mg 14%
Total Carbs 141.31g 47%
Sugars 72.26g 289%
Dietary Fiber 10.22g 41%
Protein 13.29g 27%
Vitamin C 13.6mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 4.8mg 26%
Calcium 189.7mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 327.4 Kcal (1371 kJ)
Calories from fat 129.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.4g 71%
Cholesterol 59.67mg 63%
Sodium 273.69mg 36%
Potassium 209.34mg 14%
Total Carbs 44.27g 47%
Sugars 22.64g 289%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 41%
Protein 4.16g 27%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 23%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.5mg 26%
Calcium 59.4mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.9
  • 28

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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