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Christmas re-visited cake

This is an excellent cake for finishing up any leftovers from when you made and iced your Christmas cake.  It's an adaptation of a recipe for Mincemeat and Marzipan teabread in a BBC Good Food Recipe Book.

Pre-heat oven to 180c.  Line a brownie tin with baking parchment.

Rub 6oz butter into 12 oz self-raising flour.  Add 5oz marzipan, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and 5oz light brown sugar.  I also added a handful of left-over glace cherries.

Mix together 3 eggs with a standard sized jar of mincemeat (approx 400g) then pour these over the dry ingredients and stir to mix. 

Bake for approx 35 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

The original recipe suggests covering the cake with flaked almonds prior to baking then dusting with icing sugar whilst still warm - but I wanted to use up 1/2 a packet of left over fondant icing that had gone a bit hard. I zapped it for 30 seconds in the microwave then rolled it between two sheets of clingfilm to fit the top of the cake and covered it whilst…