Using the K Beater
Place the margarineand sugar in the Kenwood Bowl which has been previously warmed. Switch to Speed 2 to incorporate the sugar and fat and then increase to Speed 8 until creamed. This takes approximately 3 minutes. Reduce to Speed 2, add one egg, immediately increase speed to 10 to incorporate without curdling. Add the other 2 eggs in the same way. Each egg should take approximately 30 seconds to beat in. Switch off, fold in the sifted flour and baking powder with rubber spatula, and sufficient milk to mix to a dropping consistency. Place in a prepared 7 inch cake tin. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F. for an hour to an hour and a half. Place a piece of candied peel on top of the cake after it has set, i.e., after 30 minutes of baking.
Orange Cake - Add the grated rind of 1 orange and 1 teaspoon orange juice to the mixture.
Sultana Cake - 8 oz. sultanas, 2 oz. citron peel, lemon rind or vanilla.
Mixed Fruit Cake - half a pound of mixed dried fruits, 1 level teaspoon mixed spice. The mixture requires to be a little stiffer if fruit is added.
Cherry Cake - 3 oz. glace cherries. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Walnut Cake - 2 oz. chopped walnuts, half a teaspoon almond essence.
Coconut Cake - 3 oz. desiccated coconut. Vanilla essence.
Taken from the Kenwood Recipe Book pub. 1950-1957
N.b: Modern day information: 350 degrees farenheit is around 180 degrees celcius, or Gas Mark 4.