Traditional British Christmas Cake Recipe

To make the cake, preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C or 150°C for fan ovens). Grease an 8 to 10 inch (20 to 24 cm) in diameter, at least 2½ inches (6 to 7 cm) deep) cake

Rating: 5/5(4)
Category: Cake
Cuisine: British
Total Time: 5 hrs
1. To make the cake, begin by greasing the cake pan with melted butter, and then line it with baking parchment.
2. Mix the currants, sultanas, raisins, mixed peel and glacé cherries together and pour the rum over top. Cover and set aside for a few hours or overnight. If there is a large amount of alcohol in the bottom of the bowl or pan when you go to make the cake, drain a bit of it off, but if there are only a couple of tablespoons you can safely leave it.
3. Mix the soaked dried fruit with the chopped and ground almonds. Set aside.
4. Sift the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and mixed spice together..

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The traditional British Christmas cake is a rich, dense fruit cake made with dried fruit and treacle. Typically the fruit is soaked in alcohol (most commonly brandy) overnight before baking, then wrapped into a fragrant baking paper parcel and left to mature for at least a month.

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Add eggs, molasses, orange zest, lemon zest, and mixed spice. Mix until well combined. Add, mix, fold, and transfer. Add the all-purpose flour and mix until the flour is fully …

Rating: 5/5(62)
Total Time: 12 hrs 30 mins
Cuisine: English
Calories: 675 per serving
1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the fruit (after rinsing). Pour brandy or sherry over, and top off with additional orange juice if desired. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to soak overnight (at least) and preferably for 2 to 3 days, stirring daily.
2. To cover the Christmas Cake, turn the cake upside down so that the flat side up is facing upward. Combine the apricot preserves and warm water, stir to thin and sieve through a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Use the remaining mix to coat the bottom and sides of the cake.
3. Using a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk the egg whites until frothy and foamy. Add sifted confectioners sugar with cream of tartar to the whisked egg whites gradually, adding 1-2 Tbsp at a time on a low setting.

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Sieve the flour, mixed spice and ground almonds together and beat the eggs with the brandy and milk mixture. 7. Cream the butter and sugar …

Servings: 1
Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins
Category: Snack

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Measure the butter, sugar, eggs, treacle and almonds into a very large bowl and beat well (preferably with an electric free-standing mixer). Add the flour and ground spice and mix thoroughly until

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Christmas cakes are a tasty tradition that help to put people in a festive mood. Christmas cake tends to be rich in taste and contains plenty of dried fruit. This Christmas cake recipe is a traditional British recipe. Christmas cake ingredients (metric measures): 350g of self-raising flour; 1 teaspoon of mixed … From

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To protect the tin put brown paper or foil 3 inches above the mixture. Put it in the oven to bake slowly at 150 degrees C, 300 degrees F or gas mark 2 for around 4 1/2 hours. After the cake has baked for 3 hours place some foil over the top of the cake. The foil …

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Grease a 20cm/8inch round or an 18cm/7inch square cake tin and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment. STEP 2. Sieve the flour, salt, mixed spice and cinnamon into a bowl. STEP 3. Cream the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl and then mix in the sugar, treacle, marmalade and vanilla essence until light and fluffy.

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How to Make Christmas Cake. Prepare baking tin by lining it with grease-proof baking paper. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time with a spoonful of flour until all have been added. Beat in the treacle. Fold in the remaining flour, spices and ground nuts. Fold in fruit, nuts, cherries and stir in the brandy (optional).

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