Bible Cake

bible, cake, scripture, cakeI didn't make a traditional Christmas Cake this year but I did make a very traditional Bible Cake.  If you don't want to search for the ingredients in a Bible I've added the translation at the end of the recipe.  The interpretation of a few of the ingredients are a little vague but are generally held to be figs or dates and common fruit cake spices.
Bible Cake
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  1. 225 grams Judges 5:25
  2. 200 grams Jeremiah 6:20
  3. 1 large teasp. I Samuel 30:12
  4. 3 Jeremiah 17:11
  5. 175 grams I Samuel 30:12
  6. 175 grams Nahum 3:12
  7. 60 grams Numbers 17:8
  8. 250 grams 1 Kings 4:22
  9. Pinch each of II Chronicles 9:9
  10. Pinch of Leviticus 2:13
  11. 1 teasp. Amos 4:5
  12. 3 tablesps. Judges 4:19
  1. Heat the oven to 160°C and base line a large loaf tin or 8" round cake tin.
  2. Cream together the first three ingredients.
  3. Beat in the 3 eggs one at a time until the mixture is light and creamy.
  4. Sift together flour, spices, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add these dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to beat.
  6. Add the fruit and chopped nuts and mix well.
  7. Add the milk.
  8. Pour the mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake in the middle of the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes - test with a wooden skewer and if it's not cooked, return it to the oven for 10 minutes intervals checking with the skewer each time.
  9. Leave it to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning it out to cool completely.
  1. Butter
  2. Sugar
  3. Honey
  4. Eggs
  5. Raisins
  6. Chopped figs or dates
  7. Chopped almonds
  8. Flour
  9. Spices such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg
  10. Pinch of salt
  11. Baking powder
  12. Milk
  13. ** I added some chopped apricots
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