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Mavis's Marvellous Cider Cake

Prep 20min ( Plus overnight soaking time of fruit & zest of orange) Baking time 80 mins Temperature 170c/325F Gas 3

Ingredients: 120g Currants 120g Sultanas 120g Raisins
Zest of large Orange 200ml Still Cider 200g Unsalted Butter 200g light Muscovado Sugar 3 Large Eggs 1 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Baking Powder 200g Plain Flour Dessert Apple peeled and cored 1 tbsp Demerara Sugar

Place the dried fruit in a shallow dish or container with the orange zest and pour over the cider, ensuring the fruit is completely covered with the liquid. Cover and leave overnight.

Preheat the oven to 170C/325F Gas3, grease a deep loose bottomed tin.

Mix the Butter and Sugar to a light consistency. Blend in the eggs with the sift flour, baking powder cinnamon and nutmeg.

Tip the soaked mixed fruit with orange zest and cider mix thoroughly.

Place into the grease time.

Cut the dessert apple into slices and toss with the demerara sugar, arrange on the top of the cake

Place the cake in the middle of the oven and bake for about 80 minutes, until a metal skewer can be cleanly removed when inserted in the middle of the cake.

When you are happy that the cake is cooked remove from the oven.

Leave in the tin until completely cooled.

Enjoy - It also tastes great with clotted cream

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