Hi folks, been awhile. Today I’d like to share with you my go to christmas cake. Now, this is not a traditional fruit cake. It is not dense, it does not take 3 hours to cook, it does not have all fruit and no cake. But, what you will get is something equally yummy – if not better! I can say this as I used to hate christmas cake. I didn’t eat any of the dried fruit which meant I had to pick around it to eat the sponge. As you know, traditional christmas cakes are probably 90% fruit so that was slightly problematic..
This cake is like all my other cakes – moist, full of flavour and of course uncomplicated. Give it a try, you won’t regret it. The above picture shows one I’ve wrapped and sent to some rellies in London to enjoy. I’ve made the box from a standard manila folder. It uses no glue and no staples – just the folder itself. It fits the cake perfectly. Might post on that someday if I get time!
The Untraditional Christmas Cake Recipe 170°C / 55m
- Soak 250g dried fruit (of any kind) in 60ml of rum (or any kind of liquor). If you don’t like alcohol you can soak in some syrup/water instead. Now, how long do you need to soak for? Well, basically until the fruit is slightly rehydrated.
- Combine 120g soft butter, 100g sugar, 2 eggs and 40ml water in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Literally, just mix it, you can’t over do it here.
- Dump in 150g self raising flour and stir until its combined.
- Bake and eat!