Delicious xmas cake

Delicious xmas cake


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About this recipe: An easy Christmas cake to make. It's topped with whole almonds which gives it a lovely look. It'll keep well in an airtight tin for at least 3 weeks.

Winslow W.I.

Makes: 1 cake

  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 small nutmeg, grated
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • A little milk if needed
  • 225g currants
  • 225g sultanas
  • 60g finely chopped candied peel
  • 100g blanched whole almonds

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / gas 3. Lightly grease and line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl until well mixed.
  3. Sift the flour, nutmeg and baking powder into a separate bowl.
  4. Add some beaten egg to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well with a wooden spoon. Continue adding some quantities of flour and egg alternately till all is used. If the mixture is too stiff, beat in a little milk. Lastly, stir in the dried fruit and candied peel.
  5. To finish the cake, scatter almonds all over the top. Bake for 3 hours.
  6. Leave the cake to cool before running a knife around the edge to help loosen it. Then remove from the tin and store in an airtight container.

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