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Mazie's Christmas Cake

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Mazie's Christmas Cake

Ingredients

For 10 people ()

  • 1 cup(s) Grace Margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup(s) cake flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup(s) cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup(s) peanuts, finely chopped
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) whole milk


Mazie's Christmas Cake Directions

Cream margarine, granulated sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon powder and nutmeg with an electric mixer.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Combine flour with baking powder; gradually add 2 cups of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.

To remaining flour mixture, add cherries and 1/2 cup of the chopped peanuts and fold into the batter.

Grease a 10 inch Bundt or Tube pan and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped peanuts.

Scrape batter into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

Cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Whisk icing sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth.  Spoon icing over cake.

Decorate with peanuts and candied cherries.

Method Note: 1/2 - 1 cup cherries may be used if desired.

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 30m

Cooking time: 1h 15m