Christmas Cake

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Christmas Cake

Fill the house with the delicious smell of Christmas as this bakes. A great recipe to make a few months in advance. For extra moistness skewer the surface of the cake using a cocktail stick and then ‘feed’ with a couple of tablespoons of brandy every few weeks.

At a glance

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 3½-4 hours

Serves: 16

Method

  1. Preheat oven to fan 130°C, conventional 150°C, gas 2.
  2. Grease and line the base of a 20cm round or 18cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
  3. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a bowl and put to one side.
  4. Beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs with a little of the flour. Gently fold in the remainder of the flour, ground almonds, lemon zest, treacle, dried fruit, glacé cherries and brandy until all the ingredients are combined.
  5. Place in cake tin and smooth level.
  6. Bake for 3½-4 hours. A thick collar of brown paper may be tied around the outside of the tin to prevent the cake becoming too dry during cooking.
  7. Decorate with Almond Paste and Royal Icing or Fondant Icing.

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12 Nov 2017 Report Abusive Comment
Hey guys!!! designs and builds specialty lines of lead oxide production equipment, material handling systems, battery related process machinery, parts, and accessories for the battery, pigment, glass, and chemical industries. http://techbasys.com offers technical application and engineering services to help the customer acheive maximum benefit from their equipment and manufacturing processes.
04 Nov 2017 Report Abusive Comment
Had lost my recipe. Had my McDougall recipe book since 1979! Have baked the same recipe every year. Always goes down well with everyone. So glad to find this recipe and will be ordering a new copy of the book!!!t Thankyou😊
Added by Mary Blackwell of mold 07 Dec 2014 Report Abusive Comment
Made this cake for the first time this Christmas,everybody loved.
Added by Anthony Howarth of Ashton-Under-lyne 31 Dec 2011 Report Abusive Comment
10 out of 10 yummmmm
Added by Luke Webb of colchester 16 Dec 2011 Report Abusive Comment

Ingredients

  • 250g McDougalls Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 225g soft dark brown sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 100g ground almonds
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp black treacle
  • 675g mixed dried fruit
  • 100g glacé cherries
  • 2 Tbsp brandy
  • Almond paste
  • Royal Icing

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