Simple Christmas Cake

Simple Christmas Cake

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As we are approaching Christmas soon, I thought it was about time I made my Christmas cake, as the Hubster and In-law like the alcoholic Christmas cake, which means I’ve got a few weeks of feeding this sober cake and make him rather drunk ready for Christmas!

Simple Christmas Cake

A Christmas cake is light or dark, crumbly-moist, heavy, shaped round with marzipan and royal icing or plain and simple maybe even a dusting of icing sugar. Usually drenched with Whisky or Brandy and full of dried fruit and spices.

Simple Christmas Cake

A Christmas cake made with alcohol or fed with alcohol tends to keep very well, up to 3 months. You need to store in a container in a cool dark cupboard or pantry and feed with alcohol twice a week. This also means you can prepare if in advance so that the cake can take on full flavour and you have time to do all the Christmas shopping.

Simple Christmas Cake

Ingredients
100g Mixed Dried Fruit
100g Raisins
150g Glace Cherries
200g Currants
150g Sultanas
75ml Sherry
1 Orange Zest
125g Butter
125g Light Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Tbsp Treacle
40g Ground Almonds
125g Plain Flour
1 Tsp Mixed

Instructions

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Add the raisins, cherries, currants, sultanas, orange zest and sherry to a bowl, cover and allow to soak over night.

Simple Christmas Cake

Add eggs, treacle, brown sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and beat together.

Simple Christmas Cake

Add flour, ground almonds and mix spice to the mixture and mix for about 1 minute.

Simple Christmas Cake

Add all the soaked fruit and juices to mixture

Simple Christmas Cake

Stir well making sure all the fruit is mixed in.

Simple Christmas Cake

Grease and double line a cake tin, pour in the batter and level the top.

Simple Christmas Cake

Bake in the oven for 4-4 1/2 hours at 140c until the cake tester becomes out clean.

Simple Christmas Cake

Allow the cake to cool completely, if storing the cake ( can store up to 3 months) then feed the cake twice a week with a little sherry.

Simple Christmas Cake

Add a ribbon around the cake and sprinkle on some silver sugar balls. Enjoy

Simple Christmas Cake
Serves 10
Simply decorated easy rich, sweet and fruity Christmas Cake.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
4 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
4 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 100g Mixed Dried Fruit
  2. 100g Raisins
  3. 150g Glace Cherries
  4. 200g Currants
  5. 150g Sultanas
  6. 75ml Sherry
  7. 1 Orange Zest
  8. 125g Butter
  9. 125g Light Brown Sugar
  10. 2 Eggs
  11. 1/2 Tbsp Treacle
  12. 40g Ground Almonds
  13. 125g Plain Flour
  14. 1 Tsp Mixed
Instructions
  1. Add the raisins, cherries, currants, sultanas, orange zest and sherry to a bowl, cover and allow to soak over night.
  2. Add eggs, treacle, brown sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and beat together.
  3. Add flour, ground almonds and mix spice to the mixture and mix for about 1 minute.
  4. Add all the soaked fruit and juices to mixture
  5. Stir well making sure all the fruit is mixed in.
  6. Grease and double line a cake tin, pour in the batter and level the top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 4-4 1/2 hours at 140c until the cake tester becomes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely, if storing the cake ( can store up to 3 months) then feed the cake twice a week with a little sherry.
  9. Add a ribbon around the cake and sprinkle on some silver sugar balls.
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