NM Christmas Cake

NM Christmas Cake


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About this recipe: Christmas cake

Serves: 16 

  • 175g raisins
  • 175g sultanas
  • 175g prunes, roughly chopped
  • 150g glace cherries
  • 50g dried blueberries
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g crystallised stem ginger
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 250ml brandy
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

  1. Put the raisins, sultanas, prunes, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, ginger and orange zest into a bowl and pour over the brandy. Cover and leave for at least 24 hours stirring occasionally. Puree roughly half of the soaked fruit in a food processor.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150C (fan 130C) and grease the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and flulffy, then add in the eggs one at a time. Add the soaked and pureed fruit, golden syrup, vanilla and flour, and fold together until well combined.
  4. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 2.5 to 3 hours until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool place.

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Something else. Add more cherries Leave more fruit unpureed Can't taste the ginger once in - 07 Jan 2009

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