Ginger Ale Fruit Cake

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

300ml ginger ale
1/2 lb sultanas
1/2 lb dates
1/2 lb currants
1/2 lb raisins
2oz peel
1t vanilla essence
1t almond essence
1/2 lb butter
1/2 lb sugar
4 eggs
10oz flour
1 t baking powder

Soak sultanas, dates, currant, raisins and peel in ginger ale overnight. The next day cream butter and sugar and add in eggs. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix well. Add soaked fruit and essences and bake at 140-150C for 3 hours.

Source: Notebook