A delicious light Christmas fruit cake recipe with almonds and fruit.
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line an 8 inch round deep cake pan.
Cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
Sift together flour, baking powder and spices. Fold into egg mixture alternating with the remaining ingredients, until evenly combined.
Pour mixture into cake pan, and smooth surface.
Decorate the top with blanched almonds.
Bake for 2 hours, or until a skewer comes out clean from the center.
Leave to cool in cake tin for 30 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.