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Old 12-16-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Smile British Christmas Cake Recipe

Hi All,

I'm looking for a good British Christmas Cake recipe to try out this year. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Old 12-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Things You'll Need:

  • 16 oz. currants
  • 6 oz. raisins
  • 6 oz. sultanas
  • 2 oz. glace cherries or glace fruit mix
  • 2 oz. mixed candied fruit peel
  • 3 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 8 oz. plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz. fresh, unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 oz. chopped walnuts
  • Grated lemon rind
  • Grated orange rind
  • 8-inch round cake pan

  1. 1
    Prepare the fruit. Soak the raisins, currants, sultanas, glace fruit and candied peel in the sherry overnight.
  2. 2
    Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. 3
    Prepare flour mixture. Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg over large bowl.
  4. 4
    In separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly combined.
  5. 5
    Slowly fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended.
  6. 6
    Add the fruit. Stir in the soaked fruit, along with the orange and lemon peel. Combine thoroughly until evenly mixed.
  7. 7
    Prepare to bake. Line the outside of the cake pan with brown paper to help seal the heat.
  8. 8
    Pour cake batter into pan and bake for 4 1/2 to 5 hours on the lowest shelf of the oven.
  9. 9
    Remove from oven and let cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before icing.
  10. 10
    Wrap the cake in greaseproof paper, and top with a few teaspoons of brandy or sherry each week to let the cake absorb and 'mature' over time.
Don't know if this is a good one or not. I ain't never made it, but I might give it a try sometime.

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Old 12-17-2010, 12:17 AM   #3
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OaC there are a lot of variation for Chrimbo cake over here, your recipe looks like a good starter. I have been making the Delia Smith Classic Christmas cake(google) recipe for about 30 yrs.
All these rich fruit cakes taste good but if you mature and feed for a year or more the are incredible.
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