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How to make a Christmas cake

Christmas cake is a very moist and tasty cake, perfect for Christmas.
Prep Time12 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time14 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 30 people
Author: Sandy Gomezcoello

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Scale
  • Whisk
  • Bowls
  • Moulds

Ingredients

  • 230 gr Butter
  • 1 Kg Raisins
  • 63 gr Dates
  • 400 gr Sugar
  • 14 gr Bicarb
  • 500 gr Boiling Water
  • 250 gr Brandy
  • 560 gr All purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp All spice
  • 4 unit Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 100 gr Cherries
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder

Instructions

  • Add the butter into a pot and melt it.
  • Once is melted, add the raisins, dates, sugar, boiling water and bicarb.
  • Bring it to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, cover the pot and let it rest overnight.
  • The next day, add the previous mix into a big bowl.
  • Pour the brandy a little bit by little bit and keep mixing.
  • Mix in another bowl half of the flour with the specias.
  • Add it to the previous mix.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them.
  • Add the eggs into the big bowl and mix it slowly until everything is incorporated.
  • Mix the rest of the flour with the salt.
  • Add it into the big bowl and Mix until is all combine.
  • Mix the cherries with the bicarb.
  • Add it into the big bowl.
  • Once your mix in ready. Weigh it and divide it into 2 big mould and 2 small moulds.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 120°C.
  • Bake the cakes at 120°C, the small ones for 45 minutes and the big ones for 2 hours.
  • Take them out of the oven, when they are ready and let them cool down.

Decoration of the cakes

  • Put the stencil in the middle of the cake and sift icing sugar.
  • Add cherries and rosematy around your cake.