Recipe of the Week - Christ-In-Mass Cake

Submitted by an MC2020 reader from Australia, Tana Archer

Good Morning,
I would like to share a very old recipe I have for preserved Christ-In-Mass Cake. 
The quantity makes up approx. 9 x 1 litre preserving bottles (straight sides)
I have made several quantities, which are delicious.
The recipe switches a bit between lbs, ozs, gms & litres!
Kind Regards

1lb prunes
1lb raisins
1 lb sultanas
1 lb currants
½ lb dates
100gm glazed cherries (chopped)
600 ml can of pineapple
1 grated granny smith apple (grated)
2 medium grated carrots (grated)

4 tablespoons brandy
4 tablespoons port wine

All fruit & carrot to be soaked for 2-3 days with brandy, port & juices

1lb butter
1lb brown sugar
1 lb breadcrumbs
9 x (70’s) eggs
2oz. rice flour
1 lb plain flour
1 self raising flour (? not sure if 1 cup or 1 lb)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tablespoon mixed spice
1 tbs vanilla essence
2 tbs golden syrup
2 tbs marmalade
Grated peel of 1 orange
Grated peel of 1 lemon
1 tbs bi-carb soda in a little milk
1 tbs boiling water at the end of the mixture.


All fruit & carrot to be soaked 2-3 days with brandy, port & juices
Cream butter & sugar; add lemon & orange rind with rice flour.
Add eggs one at a time – (room temperature)
Add flours, marmalade, breadcrumbs, spices & golden syrup
Add fruit
Stir well
Add carb soda
Add boiling water

If mixture is too moist add more self raising flour.
Fill bottles 2/3.
Seal bottles

Mixture makes apprx. 9 x 1 litre bottles (straight side)

Boil gently for 3-31/2 hrs, covering the bottles with water if possible, depends on your preserving outfit..



0 #5 Carolyn 2011-12-16 03:13
To me the "9 x (70s)eggs" means 9 eggs at room temperature of about 70 degrees F
0 #4 Tracey 2011-11-14 01:57
For the eggs, does 700gm mean with the shell or without the shell? And is it 9 x 700gm?
0 #3 Tana 2011-10-22 20:26
eggs- 700 gm. in weight
0 #2 Marlene 2011-10-20 06:50
What does 9 x (70's) eggs mean?
0 #1 chantal 2011-10-15 09:57
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