Christmas Cake

I made my first Christmas cake yesterday…so I’m very pleased with myself :) At 43 years old it’s really about time I made one. My mum used to make us one and I used to ice it but over the last couple of years she has stopped making them…and shop bought ones aren’t the same.

The daft thing was though I bought ingredients before I read the recipe…so I didn’t have half the things I needed and I just adapted a recipe. I hope it tastes OK now though, we’ll have to wait until Christmas to find out.

The original recipe I found was on the Odlums site. I have also added it below with the changes I made in bold. I also realised I didn’t have any brown paper so I had to use a brown envelope to cover the cake…it worked just as well ;) I think our oven is running hot because the cake only took just over an hour and a half to cook.

2 tsps cinnamon
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Posted on November 21, 2011, in food and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hi there is nothing as nice as the smell of a Christmas cake in the oven :) I have a recipe for a Christmas cake from my Gran and its dated 1949 have not made it yet only found her old recipe book a few weeks ago but yours looks so nice might just try it :).

  2. Well mine was kind of thrown together…so I’m hoping it’ll taste OK. Mind you I have the whole house telling me they don’t like fruit cake!

  3. Mine tell me the same each year but when its cut up they eat it all the same :) I think when its homemade its nicer.

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