My Christmas Cake • Recipe & Method
I have created a 6 inch round Christmas cake for 2016 which is smaller than normal but this time it is just for me and Lilly. I had a few problems on the way like dropping the cake for one, luckily I managed to scoop it back ito the tin and cook for a bit longer to set it.
Here is the recipe and method for you all, it's not to late to make one for yourself.
700g Mixed fruit
25g Ground Almonds
50g Glace cherries
150g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Mixed spice
150g Brown sugar
1/2 Lemon rind and juice
3 Standard eggs
1 Preheat oven to 200oc/gas mark 6
2 Line sides and bottom of cake tin with double parchment paper
3 Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
4 Beat in eggs one at a time, if starts to curdle add a little flour
5 Add rind and juice of the lemon
6 Mix flour, ground almonds and spice together
7 Toss mixed fruit and cherries into flour
8 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 if haven't already soaked.
9 Place mixture into the prepared tin and press down to make it even.
10 Tie brown paper around the outside of the tin so its about 2 inches above tin
11 Place on baking tray and place in the middle of the oven
12 Turn oven down to gas 160oc/ mark 3 for 1 hour
13 Turn oven down to 150oc/ gas mark 2 for the next hour
14 Turn oven down to 140oc/ gas mark 1 for the final hour
15 Check mixture every 30 mins after until a skewer come outs clean
16 Feed for next week unless you have soaked the fruit
17 Marzipan and Ice and decorate
If you do create this I would love to see it :)