Monday, December 31, 2012

English Christmas Cake

I got this recipe from my woman's foodie group and it turned out to be quite a hit for Christmas eve- we had this with coffee in the mid-afternoon next to the fireplace. The aroma of the mixed fruits, orange and lemon zest in this cake was a heady one. I would definitely recommend this for a festive season- there is something so celebratory about a rich concoction of fruits and nuts in a cake.

250g butter
200g sugar
4 eggs
300g white flour
100g grated orange skin
100g grated lemon zest
2 tsp baking powder
100g raisins
100g sukat
100g red cocktail berries
200g chopped almonds
2 tbs icing sugar

1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Add in egg a little at a time until well combined
3. Mix flour with the grated lemon zest, orange skin, raisins, sukat, red berries and almonds
4. Fold the flour into the butter mixture.
5. Pour the combined mixture into a cake tin and bake at 150 degrees for 75 mins.
6. Serve with a sprinkling of icing sugar poured through a sieve.

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