Wednesday 22 October 2014

Mum's Christmas Cake

For everyone who wants the perfect Christmas Cake here is the Recipe.I also did a Video,I apologise now for the quality of the video,its not something I have done before...hahaha I have to Laugh at my self.

Here's the Recipe:
350g/12oz self-raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
100g/4oz ground almonds
500g/18oz mixed dried fruit with peel
100g/4oz dried cranberries
100g/4oz of halved cherries
100g/4oz chopped nuts
4 eggs beaten this year I used Free range Duck eggs
6 tbs milk
2 tbs brandy or rum-I used Cuban Rum
225g/8oz butter
10g/4 oz Caster sugar
100g/4 oz of dark brown sugar

1.Sift the flour with the mixed spice the mix in the ground almonds.
2.Clean the dried fruit in a separate bowl.
3.In another bowl stir the beaten eggs ,milk and brand together.
4.In a large bowl cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy,then stir in the flour a bit at a time with some of the egg mixture until all the ingredients combine to form a smooth batter.
5.Gradually stir in all the dried fruit and cherries and nuts,mix thoroughly.
6.Spoon in the mixture into a 20-22cm/8 inch cake tin which has been lined with greaseproof paper.
7.Preheat oven to 160c/325f/gas mark 3 bake for 1 hour then reduce heat to 150c/300f/gas mark 1-2 and continue to bake for another 3 hours.For Fan assisted ovens bake at 160c for 45 mins and 2 hours at 150 c.

The secret is then once cooled pour small amounts of the brandy or Rum onto  the top of the cake for three days then turn the cake upside down and do this for another three days keep wrapped in foil whilst "feeding the cake" with rum or brandy this process can be repeated over a couple of weeks.Then place the cake on to a cake board marzipan the cake then use royal icing or fondant "ready roll" icing to decorate the cake and add other cake decorations to your hearts content leave to set for Christmas!

The next Stage is the Marzipan followed by the icing and decorating and I promise to share each stage with you all so you can follow along if you decide to give this a go.


  1. Oh that looks so yummy, I'm sure we can smell how gorgeous it is from here !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Yum yum yummy, says Mum ! She bakes a Chrissymouse cake every year, and she's happy to have a new recipe to test ! Purrs

  3. Looks yummy and thanks for reminding us to get out the Christmas pudding from the loft that we made last year. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Let them eat cake that is what I say. Truly looks sooooo goooood.
    Speedy I got a picture of a bunny on my post. He came for The Blessing Of The Animals and he is 15 years old. He is beautiful.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Dang Speedy, that sure looks like a whole lot of yummy and I'll bet it smells good too!

    1. I just may have to give it a go - or maybe you could Fed Ex it over?

  6. dood....tell yur mum manee thanx for sharin de cake lookz way awesum delishuz !!!! ♥ we say....let sampull it :)

  7. This sounds so yummy. Mom says here mom used to do this at Christmas time with brandy. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. We are all good here except for the CASTOR SUGAR.... we don't know what that is... or even WHERE to GET it.
    PEE S.... THANKS fur converting the recipe for us...
    Do you ever need to REFRIGERATE the cake?

  9. It looks so beautiful! Reading the recipe, it must be so delicious!

  10. Oooooooooooooooo MAN!!! I thinks Ma just passed out! That looks DELISH! AND, it's spiked???!! Holy Cow Patties! Count me in!
    Ruby ♥

  11. That sounds delish!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. Oh Capt'n my Capt'n! did you help mummy in the kitchen? This looks like a lovely cake, chock full of yummy and chewy ingredients, just like I love it! Oh this is fun, seeing what comes out of your oven!

    Sweet greetings to you both!

  13. OMR...this looks delish! Mama pinned it so she can try making it!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. How nice. Celebrating the holidays a little early :)

  15. Oh YUM! Speedy you are so lucky! That looks delicious.

  16. Well, maybe we will see you on the cooking channel next? ;) lol... I want to make a video of something too, but every time I try it never turns out quite like I want. Looks tasty!


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