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Guyana Black Cake

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Ingredients

1 lb raisins
½ lb currant
¼ lb prune
1 cup rum
1½ lbs brown sugar, packed (3¼ cups)
½ lb butter
6 eggs, beaten
½ lb flour (2 cups)
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice)
¼ lb mixed peel
¼ lb chopped nuts (optional)
ICING FOR BLACK CAKE
MARZIPAN
2 egg whites
½ lb ground almonds (2 cups)
½ lb icing sugar (confectioner's, 2 cups)
½ teaspoon almond essence (extract)
ROYAL ICING
2 egg whites
1 lb icing sugar (confectioner's, 4 cups)
1 lemon, juice of
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