Elitetwig's English Golden Christmas Cake

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

A good old English Recipe, ideal for those who are not keen on the rich, bitty darl traditional Christmas Cake. This was a first time for me, so I went for a lighter, more golden and less bitty but fruity Christmas Cake recipe from my nan, who is enjoying Christmas not on thie earth.

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  1. Grease and linesides and base, with greaseproof paper, an 8 inch round cake tin.
  2. Set the oven to warm, Gas Mark 3 / 325F / 160°C.
  3. In a large mixing bowl sieve the flour, nutmeg and mixed spice together.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to the flour.
  5. Beat together with a wooden spoon ntil the mixture is a well combined and has a soft, dropping consistency. (if too thick add tsp of milk at a time till desired effect. If to runny add tsp of flour at a time till desired effect).
  6. Spoon mixture carefully into tin.
  7. Shake to settle mixture and hollow out centre of the cake.
  8. Bake for 2 hours approximately.
  9. As oven temps vary, test half an hour before end of recommended cooking time using a skewer.
  10. Continue testing until skewer comes out clean.
  11. Leave to cool in tin, when cold turn out and wrap in greaseproof paper.
  12. Either store in an airtight tin or tightly wrap in foil.
  13. Can freeze for upto 2 months (must thaw before decorate).