DIY Recipe: The Best Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa

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Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa.

Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa You can have Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa using 17 ingredients and 16 steps. Here is how you make that.

Ingredients of Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa

  1. It’s 1 3/4 cups of plain flour (all purpose flour).
  2. It’s 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  3. Prepare 220 g of butter (salted).
  4. It’s 3 of large eggs.
  5. Prepare 1 tsp of baking powder.
  6. You need 1 tsp of ginger powder.
  7. It’s 1 tsp of cinnamon powder.
  8. Prepare 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder.
  9. Prepare 1/2 tsp of nutmeg powder.
  10. It’s 1/4 tsp of clove powder.
  11. You need 2 cups of mixed dried fruits (I used raisins, cranberries, cherries and tutti frutti).
  12. It’s 1 cup of chopped mixed nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts and pistachios).
  13. Prepare 1/4 of – ⅓ cup fresh orange juice.
  14. Prepare of zest from one orange (grated orange peel).
  15. It’s 2 tbsp of brandy, rum or any alcohol of your choice (optional) or use orange juice.
  16. Prepare of extra flour for dusting.
  17. It’s of extra butter for greasing.

Easy Christmas Cake  #ChristmasBaking #Mombasa step by step

  1. Prepare the baking tin. For one cake you can use a 9″ round tin. I used a 6″ round tin and a small loaf tin. Grease the tin lightly with butter. Add about a tsp or so of flour and shake the tin to spread the flour around. Dust the sides too. Tap the tin gently over the sink to remove excess flour..
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C..
  3. Sieve the flour, spices and baking powder together..
  4. Mix the nuts and dried fruits together. Add 1 tbsp flour to it and mix it. By doing this the fruit and nuts will not sink to the bottom of the cake while baking..
  5. Cream butter and sugar together till it is nice and fluffy. The color too will become a bit lighter..
  6. Add the zest and one egg. Whisk till the egg is mixed into the sugar butter mixture..
  7. Add a tablespoon of flour and mix. Add the second egg and whisk..
  8. Add a tablespoon of flour and mix. Add the third egg and whisk..
  9. Add the juice and alcohol. Whisk. Add remaining flour and fold well..
  10. Add the nuts and fruit mixture and fold it in gently. Transfer the batter to the prepared tin/tins..
  11. Baking time will vary according to the size of the tin. 9″ one will take 55-60 minutes. My 6″ one took 45-50 minutes and the small loaf one took 35 minutes..
  12. The top should be nice golden brown color and when you insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake it should come out clean if the cake is done..
  13. Remove the tin from the oven. Let the cake rest in the tin for 5 minutes..
  14. Then remove it carefully and let it cool down completely on a wire rack.Christmas cake is ready to be enjoyed with friends and family..
  15. Tips:.
  16. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. Use lemon zest instead of orange zest. Replace the alcohol with juice or water..

recipe by Mayuris-Jikoni @cookpad