This is the recipe I usually use to make my Christmas Cake. Back in 2001 I doubled the recipe to make a two tiered cake for Mum and Dad’s 60th Wedding Anniversary, which I had decorated in the 1940s style of their wedding, it looked and tasted great. The recipe came to me from a friend who made it as a Wedding Cake for her daughter. As you can see it was passed onto her from her friend ‘Audrey’ so it has quite a history. I always add the extra prunes and apricots and it makes a lovely cake that lasts as long as you can keep the family away from it.