The Merrion Porter Cake


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  • 6 - 8 People


125g Sultanas

125g Currants

75g Glazed Cherries

275mls Guinness

60g Butter

60g Brown Sugar

3 Eggs (medium size)

125g Flour

½ tsp Mixed Spices 50g Treacle


  • Soak the sultanas, currants, cherries and Guinness overnight. 
  • Beat butter and sugar together until the mixture is light in colour. 
  • Add eggs one by one and continue to beat together. 
  • Sieve the flour and spices and add to the mixture. 
  • Finally, add the treacle and fruit to the mixture.
  • Line and grease a 2lbs cake well and add mixture to the tin. 
  • Bake at 130C/270F for 1 and a half hours approx, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!  

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