Take ½ pound of butter, ¾ pound of sugar, the same of flour, 4 eggs, 2 lbs. of seeded raisins, 1 pound of currants, ¼ pound of citron; 1 gill of brandy.
Spice well with nutmeg and ground cloves. Bake slowly three hours.
This cake will keep six months.
Icing for cake:
Beat the white of two eggs to a froth, then stir in half a pound of powdered sugar.
Flavor with a little essence of lemon, and spread on with a knife when the cake is cold.