Amazing Christmas Cake

To keep cake for 3-4 months and to make it deliciously moist, prick top and bottom of cake with a skewer and spoon 2 tbsp brandy over it every 2-3 weeks.

Ingredients

  • 225 g butter
  • 225 g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 5 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • grated rind of 1 lemon
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 100 g almonds , chopped
  • 75 g glace cherries, chopped
  • 175 g raisins
  • 250 g sultanas
  • 350 g currants
  • 100 g chopped mixed peel
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

Cooking Process

  1. Line and grease a 23 cm/9 inch round cake tin or a 20 cm/8 inch square tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy . Beat in the treacle, then the eggs, adding a little of the flour after the first one.
  3. Mix the remaining flour with all the dry ingredients. Fold into the creamed mixture . Stir in the brandy and orange juice.
  4. Turn into the tin and level the top. Protect the outside of the tin with newspaper .
  5. Bake in a cool oven for 3 1/2 hours or until a metal skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes , then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  7. Store wrapped in foil.

Amazing Christmas Cake

Bon Apetite!

Amazing Christmas Cake