Gift A Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries. It is very easy to prepare and it is the most preferred cake by kids

Gift A Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries. It is very easy to prepare and it is the most preferred cake by kids

Category : Desserts, Cakes

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By Molly Rajan

Published On: 11 Dec 2015

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Ingredients

  • All ingredients at room temperature
    250 gms unsalted Butter
    200 gms Brown sugar (dark or Light)
    4 Large Eggs
    10 ml Vanilla Essence
    3 / 4 cup water
    450 gm plain flour (or you can use 500 gm with 1/2 tsp baking powder)
    50 gm self raising flour sifted together
    1 1/4 tsp bi carbonate of soda. salt
    soak all the dry fruits & ground nuts with 300 ml orange juice
    250 gms raisins and sultanas
    200 gms black currant
    150 gm almond nuts ground
    100 gms mixed peel
    150 gms glazed cherries
    100 gm chopped dates
    50 gms candied ginger
    50 gms each of dried apricots and figs choppped
    2 Tbs orange marmalade
    2 tbs Black treacle or liquid caramel
    1 cup orange juice
    orange and lemon rind grated
    Spices
    1 tsp pepper
    five spice powder
    cinnamon powder
    grated nutmeg
    mace powder
    Decoration :-
    Cherries and nuts

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1

Soak all dry fruits and nuts in orange juice and leave overnight.

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Step 2 Gift A Christmas Cake Recipe

Step 2

Grease two loaf pans (25.4 x 14 x 5.6 cm) and line with butter paper.
Preheat oven at 140c
Simmer Together :-
soaked fruits , butter, brown sugar, water in a large pan for 5 minutes.
Leave to cool.
Add soda bicarb. Mix gently when it froths.

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Step 3 Gift A Christmas Cake Recipe

Step 3

Beat eggs lightly. Add to the cooled mixture a little at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon.

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Step 4 Gift A Christmas Cake Recipe

Step 4

Sieve the flour with spices. Add to the egg mixture and fold in lightly.

Step 5

Add
Caramel or (black treacle), orange juice, vanilla essence, salt, orange and lemon rind

Step 6

Add more orange juice if the batter is too thick and stir.

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Step 7 Gift A Christmas Cake Recipe

Step 7

Pour into greased and line loaf pans. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hrs until cooked.

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Step 8 Gift A Christmas Cake Recipe

Step 8

Cool and store wrapped in foil to mature. Remove wrappings after a week.
Slice into even pieces

Notes :

Use Christmas theme Tea towels to wrap the cake and add ornaments.

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