Boozy Christmas cake

    Boozy Christmas cake


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    About this recipe: This lovely Christmas cake is simple in its ingredients yet super tasty and just perfect for topping off a fabulous Christmas day. Enjoy!

    Serves: 6 

    • 55g butter
    • 225g demerara sugar
    • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 225g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 450g mixed dried fruit
    • 110g mixed nuts, roughly chopped
    • 300ml orange vodka
    • 150ml cold tea

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:3hr resting  ›  Ready in:4hr 

    1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until well mixed. Add the bicarb, baking powder, flour, salt, lemon juice, fruit, nuts, orange vodka and tea. Mix well and allow to rest for 3 hours.
    2. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5 and grease a loose bottomed cake tin.
    3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.
    4. Bake the cake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven, cool then serve.

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    everything here is worth trying esp the boiled fruit cake, an old one my grandma used to make years ago....keep them acommin' Geraldine. - 30 Nov 2016

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