Ginger & Orange Christmas Cake

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
730
FAT
84%
CHOL
57%
SOD
13%

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Ingredients for 12 servings

50.0g mixed peel (chop a couple of whole ones if you can)

1.0 tbsp vanilla extract

500.0g ready-rolled fondant icing

2.0 tbsp Angostura bitters (the orange version is good)

60.0ml ginger wine

500.0g marzipan

100 g glacé or diced pineapple , roughly chopped

600.0g currants , sultanas and raisins

50.0g glacé ginger or crystallised ginger , roughly chopped

100.0g whole blanched almonds

¼ of a whole nutmeg , grated

100.0g glacé cherries

1.0 tsp cinnamon

2.0 tbsp apricot jam , mixed with 1 tbsp water and sieved

DECORATION

cornflour for rolling

225.0g light muscovado sugar

4.0 tbsp vodka

250.0g butter , softened

4 eggs

225.0g plain flour

60.0ml Cointreau or Grand Marnier

1.0 tsp ground ginger

1 orange , zested

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