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By Kevin Dundon
Try out this delicious Christmas cake over the festive season!
Preparation time: 120 minutes•
Cooking time: 150 minutes
Serves: 20 people
Preheat the oven to 160°C, Fan Oven 145°C, Gas Mark 2. Prepare an 8inch/20cm round cake tin by lining the base and the sides with SuperValu greaseproof paper. Tie a double band of brown paper around the outside of the tin.
If you are adding the optional ingredients, the lemon, orange and apple should be added along with the dried fruit. The whiskey/ brandy should be drizzled over the cake when it is cool.
Make the icing a day ahead, cover and leave overnight. The air bubbles will rise to the surface and you’re more likely to have a smoother finish.