Blogmas day 2 • Christmas cake • Recipe and Method

Blogmas day two is a Christmas Cake recipe for you. I make my cake in November to make sure I have time to feed it, but you can just soak the fruit and leave a week before icing the cake.

I made a 7 inch square cake to cut in half. and here is the recipe for you all.

- 965g Mixed fruit
- 50g Ground almonds
- 100g Glace cherries
- 200g Plain flour
- 1tsp Mixed spice
- 200g Butter
- 200g Brown Sugar
- 1 Lemon rind and zest
- 4 standard eggs
- 100ml rum/brandy/sherry


- Preheat oven to 200oc/ gas mark 6
- Line sides and bottom of cake tin with double parchment paper
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
- Beat in eggs one at a time, if starts to curdle add a little flour
- Add rind and juice of the lemon
- Mix flour, ground almonds and spice together
- Toss mixed fruit and cherries into flour
- Add fruit and flour to other ingredients a little at a time, add half the rum ( or soak the fruit in alcohol overnight) Save some to feed the cake

Gets a bit complicated here

- Place mixture into the prepared tin and press down to make it even. 
- Tie brown paper around the outside of the tin so its about 2 inches above tin
- Place on baking tray and place in the middle of the oven
- Turn oven down to gas 160oc/ mark 3 for 1 hour
Turn oven down to 150oc/ gas mark 2 for the next hour
- Turn oven down to 140oc/ gas mark 1 for the final hour
- Check mixture every 30 mins after until a skewer come outs clean
- Feed for next week
- Marzipan and Ice

I would love to see if you recreate this or ahare some pictures of your Christmas cakes

Happy Blogmas


**Reused from last year**


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