#6 Classic Rich Christmas Cake {Baking Bible Challenge}

For bake number six of my Baking Bible Challenge I decided to make Christmas Cake! I thought mid-October was about the right time to be making a Christmas cake, although having never made one before I wasn’t sure!

It took a couple of days, what with preparing the fruit, soaking the fruit in brandy overnight, making the cake mixture and then four and a half hours in the oven, but it came out looking and smelling great, so fingers crossed it will taste great in two month’s time!

I had my little helper to give me a hand with the stirring!

This recipe can be found on page 134 of the Baking Bible. I will post an update when I do the almond paste, icing and decorating.

Update December 2014

After feeding the Christmas cake with brandy several times over the past few months I was feeling quite nervous when I eventually came to unwrapping the cake to decorate it. I needn’t have worried though, as the paper came away perfectly and the cake seemed fine!

I made Mary Berry’s almond paste to cover the cake, then used fondant icing on top of that, decorated with Christmas trees made from coloured fondant icing.

Take a look at my other bakes, and follow my challenge so far.


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