|The mixture prior to cooking|
|In the oven note cover the top of each cake and double line tins stops edges becoming scorched and dried out as the cake takes four and a half hours to cook in the bigger tins.|
The finished cakes ready to feed with brandy until just before Christmas when they'll be covered in marzipan and iced.
These cakes will then be wrapped in grease proof paper and feed weekly with brandy to give them the right Christmas boozy taste. Keep them in tins not plastic boxes to ensure freshness .