The 200-gram Christmas cake
A quick-and-easy festive cake.
- Preheat oven to 150C. Line a deep, 20cm round cake pan with baking paper.
- Quarter apricots then place all the fruit in a bowl with brandy.
- Beat eggs and sugar until light, add cooled butter and fruit. Mix well. Sift in flour and mixed spice. Mix gently. Pour into prepared cake pan and smooth top.
- Bake for about 1½ hours, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool then wrap in foil and store in a cool place for at least a couple of weeks before cutting.