Fruit, Brandy & Spice cake



12 oz Plain Flour

2 tsp baking powder

8 oz margarine

6 oz caster sugar

4 eggs at room temperature

2 Lbs ‘Grandma’s mincemeat

2 Tbsp brandy

1 tsp ground nutmeg


Pre heat the oven to Gas Mark 3.5

Grease and line a 9” tin.

Cream the fat and sugar until light and fluffy.

Sift together the flour, baking powder and nutmeg

Beat the eggs and brandy then add to the creamed mixture a tablespoon at a time, alternating with tablespoons of flour.

Flood in the remaining flour, then fold in the mincemeat.

Turn into the prepared tin and level off with the back of a spoon.

Bake for about 1 and three-quarter hours in the centre of the oven.