Old recipe

BOER’S BIRTHDAY CAKE
1 lb. flour,
1 lb. moist sugar,
½ lb. butter,
¼ lb. candied peel (CITRON) ,
2 teaspoons baking powder,
1 teaspoon mixed spice,
½ teaspoon grated ginger,
5 eggs, well beaten,
1 lb. raisins (stoned),
1 lb. currants,
1 small cup milk.
Mix and stir all these ingredients well together.
Just before putting into the mould, add 1 teaspoon soda, dissolved in a teaspoon of hot water.
Bake in well heated oven.

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