I wasn't too fussed with the recipe I used last year for the Christmas cake, I found it a bit too heavy for my liking, so with a bit of searching on line and in my cook books I found a recipe I liked the sound of on the bbc good food website.
The recipe has a lot of options to chop and change a few ingredients, for example you need 1kg of dried fruit I don't like too many different things in my cake, so I put about 400g dried cranberries, and the rest was a mix of sultanas and raisins. I used sherry for the alcohol and used two oranges for the fruit juice.
|My little monkey 'helping' me mix.|
The photos aren't the best due to light and the fact I wanted to eat it so badly so apologies for that, but hopefully you can see that it is quite a light Christmas cake, and it tastes really fruity too, the large one is still currently baking away in the oven as I type. I will have to be good and not dive into that one! This is definitely a better recipe than the one I used last year and I can't wait until I get to decorate it nearer Christmas, always the fun part. Definitely recommend this recipe if you haven't made a Christmas cake yet and want to.
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