Saturday 21 November 2009

Christmas cake lesson 2

So now for the final part of our lesson.

For this stage you will need these last ingredients:-
2 beaten eggs
125g/40z plain flour
125g/40z self-raising flour
Pinch of salt.

You will also need either a 7 inch square tin or 8 inch round baking tin, which you have greased and lined with baking paper and greased again. If you don't have this then use margarine to grease your tin and then flour line the tin by tipping a spoonful of flour into your greased tin and tapping the flour around until the whole inside is covered.

Now for the final stage. Sift the flour and pinch of salt into your cooled fruit mix and gradually add the beaten egg. Stir the mixture regularly, you don't have to beat it as this cake doesn't rise in the same way as a sponge does. Now because this is Christmas you have to make a wish while you stir. If you have your family with you then they take it turns to stir in a wish.

Once all the ingredients are merged well pour the mix into the prepared tin.

Now the yummy licking the bowl part. Now this has always been a famiyl tradition and I don't care about eating raw egg, but obviously if you do then don't do this part.

Finally place your cake into the oven for approximatewly 1 1/4 hours. Now if you have a fan assisted oven this will be much less so it is vital you don't g out and leave your cake all alone. It might burn! If the cake is getting browned then put some extra greased paper over the top. Some people traditionally wrap brown paper and string around the outside of the tin. I know my oven takes alot less than this time time to cook the cake so regualrly check yours. Once a clean knife or stake comes out clean from the middle of the cake it is cooked.

Take the cake out of the oven and allow to cool until you can handle it. Then remove the cake from the tin and remove the greasedproof paper. Place the cake on a wire cake stand to cool completely and put into a caketin to store.

If you don't have a cake stand use the grill pan insert instead. And voila one cake ready for decoration.


  1. One word only will describe this... "Mmmmmmm"

    Thanks for the great instructions!

  2. I'm really going to have to try this one!


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