It is indeed a rich cake, a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, flour, then expensive spices, port and sherry, currents, lemon and orange peel.
Then everyone got a chance to stir the batter and make their Christmas wish.
I forgot to take photos of it right out of the oven, but I let it completely cool, wrapped it in alfoil, poured more brandy over it and have tucked it into the fridge to mature. Sadly it should have a good two months, not two weeks, but it will still be delicious. I will decorate it on Christmas Eve and take some pictures then, so watch this space ...
I wish you a very Merry Christmas, thank you for your wonderful comments and friendship over the last 12 months.
I hope your holiday season is filled with happiness and joy and that you commence your New Year with a keenness to enjoy your historical costuming!