3 cups Butter
3 cups sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Vanilla essence
5 cups Flour
1 cup of sugar to be burnt till black and made into a thick syrup
Marinated dry fruits (ref: http://yenforblue.blogspot.com/2007/11/xmas-cake.html)
Mix butter and sugar till creamy
Add eggs one by one till sugar dissolves
Add the baking powder
Add essence and then the flour. Stir in till well-mixed.
Add burnt sugar, mix.
Add marinated dry fruits dusted in flour.
Mix well and bake at low heat (150-180 deg Celsius) till done!
Viola! Let cool thoroughly before cutting. Ideally leave overnight!
But if you can't resist the aroma, then go ahead, warm pieces are just as divine.
If you think this procedure is too tedious, just imagine how hard these guys must have worked: