Dessert

Christmas cake

Welcome the Christmas season into your household with a decadent Christmas cake with dried and glace fruit. This moist fruitcake not only looks good but it�s extremely delicious!
Christmas cakeWoman's Day
1 Item
30M
2H 45M
3H 15M

Ingredients

Method

1.In a non-metallic bowl, combine mixed fruit, craisins and brandy. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; set aside 3 hours, or overnight. Stir through cherries.
2.Preheat oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 20cm square cake pan. Line the base and sides with two layers of baking paper, allowing paper to come 2.5cm above the rim of the pan.
3.In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar, until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in fruit and zest.
4.Sift flour and spices into a bowl. Add half of flour to creamed mixture, then add half of orange juice and walnuts. Fold in remaining flour, juice and nuts.
5.Pour carefully into prepared pan, packing into corners; smooth top. Decorate with almonds.
6.Bake 2 1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean and dry. If undercooked, bake further 15 minutes
7.Remove from oven. Cover with tea towels. Allow to cool completely. Remove from pan; wrap cake in plastic wrap, then foil.

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