Cistmas Cake Recipe

This recipe makes a 4Ib cake (apoximately 1.8 Kg) great with marzipan


10 oz plain wholemeal flour
1tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
4 large eggs
8oz brown sugar
8oz unsalted
2 tbs of honey
8oz raisins
8oz currants
4oz chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts are best)
4oz glace cherries (cut in half)
4oz glace
2oz chopped candied peel
1 tbs of grated orange zest (its dificult to do so buy a zester to help)
1 gill (1/4 of pint) of brandy or whisky


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Using a large kenwood mixer or similar is very helpful with this recipe

a 8ins cake tinand line it with greaseoof paper
mix together the flour, salt, and all the spices and sift using a sieve and put it to one side in a bowl
Cream the beating until fluffy and then add the sugar until a light fluffy mixture is obtained
In a different bowl mix the eggs with the honey and whisk, then beat this into the mixture
At the end of this mixture add a spoon of flour to help stop the mixture from curdling

OK now in ANOTHER bowl mix all the and nuts, a couple of spoons of flour and the zest of the orange and mix well

Now fold the remaining flour into the cream mixture and then fold in the and nuts and add the brandy

Mix all this VERY thoroughly to ensure an even sead of and nuts

Now turn/pour the mixture into your epared tin, you may want to make a small deession in the centre of the cake to ensure when it rises that a flat top is ensured.

Bake in a eheated cool oven, 150 deg Centigrade/300 degrees F /gas mark 2 for 1.5 hours before reducing the heat to 140 C/275 F/gas mark 1 for another 2 hours or until putting a skewer or a thin knife into the cake comes out clean.

If the cake browns too quickly on the top then cover it with foil, keep an eye on it the whole time of cooking

When the cake is done remove from the oven and place on a cool try still in the tin, do not turn out of the tin until completely cool, then store in an airtight container eferably a metal cake tin…avoid plastic like the plague.

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