Project Description

Decadent Christmas Cake

This cake is super simple to make and delicious!
  • Preparation time:
    20 minutes

  • Cooking time:
    2 hour 30 minutes

  • Serves:
    20

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 500g pkt SUNBEAM Gourmet Selection Mixed Fruit
  • 375g pkt SUNBEAM Raisins
  • 1 cup SUNBEAM Sultanas
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup port
  • 250g butter, diced and softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup self raising flour
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam, warmed
  • SUNBEAM Blanched Almonds, to decorate

METHOD:

STEP 1.
Pre-heat 
oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a deep 20cm cake pan with three layers of baking paper. Combine mixed fruit, raisins, and sultanas in a large saucepan. Add water and port, mix through. Place over a low heat for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and fruit softened. Set aside to cool.

STEP 2.
Using electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until all incorporated. Fold in flours and spices.

STEP 3.
Remove from mixing stand and fold in the fruit mixture with a large spoon. Mixing until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared cake tin and smooth the top. Decorate with almonds bake for 2 hours 30 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Brush the top with jam whilst the cake is still warm.

 

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