Nans Microwave Christmas Cake

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This recipe was supplied by a Radio Live listener.


  • 1 kg dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons treacle
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 300 g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup milk, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon brandy


Mix fruit with rum and microwaveon hight for 4 minutes, stirring twice during cooking time.
Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in treacle, essences, flour, spices and baking soda dissolved in milk.
Pour batter into a large microwave ring mould cake pan and sit in an elevated position in the microwave.
Cook on low power for 60 – 80 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Test after 50 minutes as different wattages cook at different levels.
Pour over brandy while hot and cool in pan.

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