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“From a Welsh cake recipe collection purchased in Wales in 1992. "Ann Davies was a baker in Kidwelly in south-west Wales at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for her fruit cake. She was apparently prepared to part with her recipe, probably for a small sum, as bakers then did sometimes sell their recipes. This one was much prized by housewifes in south Wales." Te mixed spice, I guess, is something like pumpkin spice mix.”
1hr 40mins
2 cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients except for the currants together.
  3. Rub in the butter and lard.
  4. Add the currants.
  5. Make a well in the centre, pour in the eggs and mix together, gradually adding the milk, until you have a fairly soft consistency.
  6. Grease two cake tins, divide mixture equally between them and bake at 350 F for about 1 1/2 hours.

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