Moist Christmas cake

Recipe from: 11/1/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 1
    Litres
    fruit cake mix
  • 125
    g
    pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 200
    g
    glacé cherries, halved
  • 50
    g
    pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 125
    ml
    brandy
  • 250
    g
    butter or margarine
  • 250
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 5
    eggs
  • 15
    ml
    apricot jam
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 2
    ml
    cinnamon
  • 5
    ml
    mixed spice
  • 5
    ml
    ground ginger
  • 2
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
 

Method

 
1. Mix fruit cake mix, dates, cherries, nuts and brandy together and leave overnight. 2. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 3. Add jam and fruit mixture, mixing well. Sift together all dry ingredients and stir into mixture. 4. Grease a 20 cm square cake tin or 2 loaf tins and line with 2 layers of greaseproof paper. Grease paper well, spoon mixture into tin and level the top with a spatula. 5. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 ºC for 2 hours. Test if cake is cooked by inserting skewer into centre. 6. Allow to cool completely in tin. Turn out and remove lining. Sprinkle with brandy and seal in cling film. 7. Store in a cool place. Sprinkle brandy over cake once a month. 8. If cake is a gift, wrap in cellophane and decorate with a bow.
 

Read more on: starch  |  bake
 

You might also Like

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Frozen Tiramisu

43 minutes ago
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.