Simple Christmas Cake | How to make Simple Christmas Cake

By Namita Tiwari  |  24th Dec 2015  |  
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  • Simple Christmas Cake, How to make Simple Christmas Cake
Simple Christmas Cakeby Namita Tiwari
  • Prep Time

    25

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  • Cook Time

    90

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  • Serves

    8

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About Simple Christmas Cake

Simple and delicious Christmas cake that requires no prior preparation and is bursting with flavours.

Simple Christmas Cake is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Simple Christmas Cake by Namita Tiwari has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 8 people. You can find Simple Christmas Cake at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Simple Christmas Cake takes 25 minutes for the preparation and 90 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Simple Christmas Cake is a good option for you. The flavour of Simple Christmas Cake is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Simple Christmas Cake on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Simple Christmas Cake recipe on the page below.

Simple Christmas Cake

Ingredients to make Simple Christmas Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups mixed dried fruits (Dried apricots (chopped) golden raisins, black currants, dried figs (chopped), glanced cherries, candied peels)
  • 1 cup brown sugar or white sugar
  • ½ cup (I stick) butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (4-5 cloves, 2 medium size cinnamon sticks, small piece of nutmeg, 3-4 green cardamom. Powder the spices in a grinder. Pass through a sieve and use)
  • ½ cup sweet sherry (or orange wine or orange juice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How to make Simple Christmas Cake

  1. Combine dry fruits, sugar, butter, spice and baking soda in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat till sugar dissolves and butter melts. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sherry. Cool
  2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Line the base and sides of one 8 inch round cake tin with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg lightly
  4. Stir egg into the mixture. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin. Decorate with blanched almonds. Bake for 1 ½ hours.
  5. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center. The toothpick should come out clean.
  6. Remove from oven after 10 minutes. Cool in the rack.
  7. Wrap cake in a cling film and keep in a container for about two to three days or maximum for a week. The flavours develop fully. Slice and serve.

My Tip:

Add more zest and candied peels for greater flavour

Reviews for Simple Christmas Cake (4)

Bhawna Dograa year ago

Hi, it looks yummy!!! But can we make it eggless??
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Meghana Patkia year ago

Yummy
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Anupriya Singha year ago

Can you please share a recipe of orange chocolate cake
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Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

ohhh woww..you have also done some great xmas baking Namita!
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