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Easy-To-Make Christmas Cake
Simple-To-Make Christmas Cake
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This Christmas cake is very simple to make, and does not require a lot of maturing. Cooking it in the pan to start of with speeds up the maturing process considerably, taking a lot of hassle away and making this a fun cake to make... delicious too!
Servings Prep Time
16 slices 30 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hours 30 mins
Servings Prep Time
16 slices 30 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hours 30 mins
Easy-To-Make Christmas Cake
Simple-To-Make Christmas Cake
Print Recipe
This Christmas cake is very simple to make, and does not require a lot of maturing. Cooking it in the pan to start of with speeds up the maturing process considerably, taking a lot of hassle away and making this a fun cake to make... delicious too!
Servings Prep Time
16 slices 30 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hours 30 mins
Servings Prep Time
16 slices 30 mins
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
Servings: slices
Instructions
  1. Line an 8" (20cm) round baking tin with a double layer of baking parchment, allowing the sides to come above the level of the tin to help protect the top of the cake while cooking.
  2. In a large saucepan add the butter, fruit, rum, cassis, orange and lemon zest and juice, sugar, chestnuts, walnuts and golden syrup. Transfer to a medium heat, and stir until the butter has melted. Simmer for 15 minutes - this will help the flavours infuse together.
  3. Take of the heat and leave to cool completely. While the mixture is cooling, pre-heat your oven to 150°C.
  4. When the mixture is cool, stir in the flour, baking powder, spices, chocolate powder and eggs until well combined. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, and bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 2 hours (you may want to test it after 1 hour 45 minutes using the skewer test).
  5. Once a skewer comes out of the cake clean, leave it to cool completely before removing it from the tin, and peeling of the baking parchment.
Recipe Notes

This cake is great as it is - or you can take it a step further and decorate it as you see fit... try making it Christmassy looking!

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