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We've put together our best Christmas cake recipes of all time. Preheat the oven to 170°C/335°F.

It’s great that this one is child-friendly, and how lovely thy your children helped make it!

One Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Rice and Beans, Turkey Tikka Masala Meatballs with Bombay New Potatoes. Trim the greaseproof paper back to the level of the tin’s rim and place on a cooling wire upside down still in its tin. Roll out marzipan between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2012. Cover using marzipan and 250g of the white ready-to-roll fondant icing. This Easy Peasy Christmas Cake is a well tried and tested family recipe that has stood the test of time (several decades in my family). Plus as a bonus (or not, depending on how you look at it), this cake doesn’t need feeding with alcohol as other recipes do.

Bake for 30 mins, then lower temperature to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2 and bake a further 2-2¼ hrs, until a skewer insterted in the middle comes out clean. Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. Reduce the heat to 150C / 130 fan / gas mark 2 / 300F and cook for a second hour. Lightly brush the marzipan with water and place the ready-rolled icing on top of the cake. STEP 2 Roll out another 50g icing and cut out snowflakes or stars using cutters – you can spray them with gold or silver edible spray to make them look really dramatic. Roll out the white sugar paste icing the same size as each cake. It doesn’t need feeding and so is suitable to give to kids – if they’ll eat it!! xx, Send it all to me!!!!

Leave to cool in the tin, then take out of the tin and peel off the lining paper. Add the zest and juice, heat gently for one minute until the juice is hot but not boiling. Place the cake tin on the prepared baking sheet and put into your preheated oven for 1 hour. There is a small amount of alcohol in the mixture, but cooking for such a long time in the oven means this should all cook off. This cake is edible from the day you make it, but improves if kept wrapped in tin foil for a few weeks or more. Something went wrong. Combine then fold in the fruit. So consequently it was Dad who always made the Christmas cake. And it means I can let the kids eat it. The email addresses you entered will not be stored and will be used only to send this email. Brush each cake with warm jam and let cool.

Cover using marzipan and 250g of the white ready-to-roll fondant icing. Fold in the flour, mixed spice and salt, add the fruit mixture and milk, and stir to combine. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x, It was a really special moment – there are photos of me doing the same with my Dad too at a similar age! Your email address will not be published. Place the ready-rolled marzipan onto the cake and gently smooth down the sides. Brush the marizpan with cooled boiled water and then layer with the sugar paste icing. Cover with a little hat of greaseproof paper and bake for a third hour. All-Time Favourite Cheese & Onion Lattice Pie. And also because I mostly eat it with cheese rather than icing, so it doesn’t get to sickly. Wait at least a week or 10 days before removing paper and decorating. In truth, there is never going to be a really easy peasy Christmas cake recipe, they all involve a certain amount of work. Line the base and sides of a 20cm / 8inch cake tin with a double layer of greased greaseproof paper, having greased the tin first.

Stick them on top of the cake with a little runny icing, place an edible gold ball between the points and add the pretty ribbon. You can decorate them differently by making one for each family member which makes it a lot more fun. This recipe makes enough for 24 luxurious mini fruit cakes. Cover and set aside for 2 or 3 days to soak. Easy Christmas Cake Recipe. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The cake will keep for several months.

Store in airtight tins or wrap them tightly in greaseproof paper and foil and freeze them. Dad made the cakes and the roast dinners.

Repeat with the remaining icing discs. Yup it was 25 yrs old. 22 Dec 2012 The key to a stress free Christmas is to prepare as much as you can in advance recipes so you can sit back, relax and enjoy more time with your guests, with the assurance that you’re already for Christmas. These mini Christmas cakes are ideal for Christmas lovers who enjoy indulging in a slice of Christmas cake but never quite finish the whole thing. Decorate with edible silk or lustre powder, remove the stencil and place the icing disc on top of one of the cakes. Please try again. These were so much easier than I thought they'd be. Thank you for your reply on making 6" Christmas Cake. (With a little help, of course!). Clean the rolling surface, dust again with icing sugar then roll out the royal icing to the same thickness. easy, delicious, stress-free, family food, All Recipes Christmas Desserts, Puddings & Cakes Vegetarian & Vegan.  -  Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing. Cover the entire cake in warmed shredless marmalade (or sieved apricot jam). While the mixture cools preheat the oven to 150°C or gas mark 2. Stir or give it a shake every so often. Rinse and dry the cherries. Mix in the sherry (the mix will look curdled), then add the peel, cherries, raisins, cherries, nuts, lemon zest, spice, rosewater and vanilla. This helps to fund this website. Preheat the oven to 170°C/335°F. Make sure the paper which lines the sides stands 7cm above the rim of the tin. This looks lovely Eb I don’t think a cake needs alcohol to make it taste nice! Then just before Christmas ice and decorate if you wish. Pour over brandy and stir in orange and lemon zest. Would love to know how you get on, if you try this recipe!! Leave this for around half an hour to cool. If you are worried about it, you could substitute with apple juice. Thanks for bringing it to #CookBlogShare. Beat together to mix, then stir in the baking powder. And when it comes to decorating, see our page on 10 ways to decorate a Christmas cake. Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2004, New! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2020, Inc. Place the raisins, currants, sultanas and glace cherries in a container. Place the currants, sultanas, candied peel and cherries into a small pan. Thank you I have a love/adore/devour relationship with Christmas cake!!! Position the marzipan in place to stick. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer for 1-2 mins until very creamy and pale in colour, scraping down the sides of the bowl half way through. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes or so. Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only. With a cake like this you don’t need any other dessert for Christmas. Eb x, I love how your daughter is helping your dad to make the Christmas cake. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Log in. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Use a crimped cookie cutter to stamp out 24 circles. Sprinkle coloured sugar for extra colour, if needed. And the best wine matches for Christmas cake? Lightly cover and leave for 1-2 days, ideally. What wonderful memories of cooking with your dad! When it’s cold, ‘feed’ the cake by making small holes in the top and bottom with a cocktail stick and spooning in a couple of tablespoons of Armagnac or brandy, then wrap it in parchment-lined foil and store in an airtight tin. Drizzle with a good splash of alcohol and set to one side.

Well, in my opinion, it has to be sweet and preferably fortified. I Penny Ritson - owner of Penny's Recipes - recommend products on this website for which I may receive a commission if you purchase the item. Beat together to mix, then stir in the baking powder. Or you could decorate this cake simply with marzipan and icing. 3-4 minutes. Line the base and sides of a 20 cm round, 7.5 cm deep cake tin. This collection of our best recipes includes the hugely popular rich fruit cake by Mary Berry – get ready for Stir up Sunday!.

Get the Cooks Professional Espresso Maker for just £39.99, Freezable (Can be frozen, but no need to), Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. Add a handful (or large spoonful) of flour to the creamed butter and sugar. So if you're planning on making your own cake this Christmas we have over 20 recipes to choose. It’s a really lovely recipe to all make together – we were literally all involved doing something! Receive the latest product news, offers and recipes direct to your inbox! I like to use the ready-rolled marzipan and icing, glued on with just a smidgen of apricot jam or shredless marmalade. £5 off a Clifford James 3-in-1 Blower, Vacuum and Shredder! Mix in the sherry (the mix will look curdled), then add the peel, cherries, raisins, cherries, nuts, lemon zest, spice, rosewater and vanilla.

It really captures the spirit of the morning.

After it has cooled, peel off the surrounding paper and wrap the cake in cling film. Add the rest of the ingredients to the fruit mixture in the bowl. A sweet sherry or a tawny port are perfect.

Made in our 12 Hole Loose-Based Mini Sandwich Tin, Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Chip Madeleines, Gluten-Free Little Lemon & Poppy Seed Quinoa Cakes. 06 Jan 2013 Slide the cake out, wrap securely with foil and store in a cake tin until Christmas. Eb x, Looks magnificent! My absolute favourite sweet sherry is Lustau East India Solera Sherry, which you can get from Waitrose and goes brilliantly with Christmas cake – it’s a match I’ve tried on many occasions and it always works brilliantly! Have you got your hands on a copy of my meal plan yet? Place a marzipan disc on top of each cake and brush lightly with the remaining apricot jam. Then add a small amount of the egg mixture and a handful of the fruit mixture and work together well, ideally with your hands (but you could do it with a wooden spoon if you don’t fancy the idea of getting your hands messy). Slowly bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, until the butter/margarine has melted. We spent a lovely time one morning during half term this year making this Christmas cake together, all pitching in and having a stir – especially my daughter, who I think will be making Christmas cakes single-handedly in a year or two! A quarter cake was just about right!

Remove the cake from the oven and poke a few holes in the top. Eb x, I do have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Christmas Cake. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland).

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