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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 9 (December 1, 1937.)

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake.

Two lbs. butter, 2 lbs. brown sugar, 2½ lbs. flour, 22 eggs, 2 lbs. raisins, 2 lbs. currants, 2 lbs. sultanas, ½ lb. peel, ½ lb. almonds, ½ lb. cherries, I dessertspoon each essence lemon, vanilla and almond, I teaspoon baking powder.

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, two at a time, then add flour, powder, fruit, etc.

Mixture makes two large or three smaller cakes. Bake from four to five hours, according to size, with regulo at two if baked in a gas stove.