200 g Sunbeam Gourmet Selection mixed dried fruit, chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, finely chopped
140 g unsweetened apple puree
80 g light margarine, melted
3 tbsp brandy, warmed
3 x 60 g eggs
80 g (½ cup) wholemeal plain flour
40 g (¼ cup) wholemeal self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
200 g ready-rolled marzipan
1 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp brandy, extra
- Preheat oven to 140˚C (fan-forced). Spray a 4cm-deep, 18cm (base measurement) round cake pan with cooking spray. Line the base and side with baking paper.
- Put dried fruit, chopped apple, apple puree, margarine, brandy, eggs, flours and mixed spice in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Chop 60g of the marzipan and mix into batter. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
- Bake cake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool slightly, then transfer cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
- On a clean surface dusted with icing sugar, roll remaining marzipan out until large enough to line the top of the cake. Brush marzipan with extra brandy and roll it onto the top of the cake, trimming to fit. Decorate as desired.