Welcome to another yearly family favorite.
My daughter always takes a huge slice in her lunch box, so never lasts long!
This cake mixture also works well in the tins that have a hole in the centre i.e ring or Kugelhopf pan-if using one of these bake at Gas mark 4 only.
Pre heat oven to Gas mark 9
Cream marg, sugar and syrup until soft.
Gradually beat in eggs.
With a metal spoon fold in the flour and mixed spice.
Stir in mixed fruit.
Gradually mix in the pumpkin to make a soft cake consistency.
Put mixture into a greased and lined 8 inch cake tin.
Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 mins,
THEN reduce the heat to Gas mark 4 and cook for 45 mins.
Test by putting a skewer or knife in the centre and if comes out clean your cake is done.
Leave to cool in tin for a while before turning out.