OK. This cake is a bit irritating to make, but if you have the time and want a rich, buttery, nice tasting cake, this is good.
Take 250 g of butter and rub into 4 cups of self raising flour. Then beat 4 eggs with 1 cup of castor sugar and mix that into the flour mix. Then add 2 cups of beer, 1 tsp of lemon essence, 1 cup of mixed fruit and a pinch of nutmeg.
Put into a "25 cm square cake tin"... which I don't have, so I used 2 tins - it's quite a big mixture!
Another 250g of butter, 2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of castor sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamom. Rub that all together and sprinkle over the cake mixture... and in my case, spill half of it on the floor (as I said, making this cake was a *very* frustrating process for me!)
Then bake in moderate oven for 30-35 mins.
Bit time consuming and fiddly, but nice. And you get to say to people "have some beer cake!" which is always a good conversation starter!