Christmas Cake

Ingredients

170g (6 oz) glace cherries
225g (8 oz) currants
225g (8 oz) raisins
225g (8 oz) sultanas
50g (2 oz) mixed peel
1 orange
150ml (5 fl oz) brandy
200g (7 oz) butter
225g (8 oz) brown sugar
4 eggs
225g (8 oz) plain flour
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
50g (2 oz) chopped nuts
4 tablespoons apricot jam
block of marzipan, rolled to 0.5cm thick
ready-roll icing, rolled to 0.5cm thick

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