Christmas is here – let’s bake some christmas cake!

Christmas cake gift wrapped audreysjl

Christmas cake gift wrapped audreysjl

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..

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Dump in 150g self raising flour and stir until its combined.
  4. Bake and eat!