Welsh Funeral Cake
Source of Recipe
This is a very old recipe for a rich fruit cake, traditionally served to friends and relatives after a funeral in Wales.
List of Ingredients
cup plus 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
8 ounces butter or margarine
1/2 cup ground almonds
31/2 cups plain or all-purpose flour
1 cup sultanans or golden raisins (lightly rolled in flour)
1 cup currants (lightly rolled in flour)
1/2 cup candied fruit if desired
Put the sugar and butter in a saucepan with a tablespoon water and boil for 3 minutes
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the contents to cool. Stir in the ground almonds, eggs, flour, sultanans, currants, fruit peel and a pinch of nutmeg and all spice.
Pour the cake mixture into a 10 inch greased deep cake tin and bake in a reheated oven of 375 degrees for 11/2 hours. Teduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven and turn it out onto a cake rack to cool and store in an airtight tin.
Serve sliced along with a good hot cup of tea.