Holiday Cake

8 oz. butter
8 oz. sugar
4 eggs
8 oz. flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1 lb. mixed dried fruit
2 oz. nuts (finely chopped)
Grated lemon rind (from 1 lemon)
4 oz. mixed peel
¼ tsp. salt
½ oz. peanut halves or (sliced almonds)

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line an 8 inch cake pan with greased wax paper.  
Cream butter and sugar until creamy; add eggs one at a time (beating thoroughly after each addition). Sieve flour with baking powder. Lightly fold in the flour a little at a time. Add fruit, nuts and rind with the last bit of four. Pour mixture into 8 inch cake pan that has already been lined with greased wax paper. Sprinkle nuts on top of cake mixture and bake for about 1 ½ hours.