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Christmas cake recipes snd when to make it?

(31 Posts)
applegate Sat 02-Nov-13 10:04:50

So last year I made a cake in November and it was definitely a bit dry sad despite me thinking that I had followed delias recipe perfectly, dm made one ten days before Christmas and it was really moist!
So what are your best recipes/tips and when is the best time to make it? ?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 03-Nov-13 07:55:03

I do delia's classic christmas cake, but with more booze for soaking the fruit, and a good 30mins less cooking time.
we did ours on Friday.

nextphase Sun 03-Nov-13 08:19:39

mn cake recipie

it was on one of the e-mails last week.
In the oven atm

Minnieisthedevilmouse Sun 03-Nov-13 08:32:06

Delia smith. Old but best!

Now now now!! Feed regularly. Warn drivers..... ;)

makemineapinot Sun 03-Nov-13 22:13:15

didireallysaythat thanks. Couldn't open link on my mobile. Will have a look now smile

smellylittleorange Sun 03-Nov-13 22:46:24

kinect your recipe was probably this BBC good food one or Nigella has one in her book Feast. I made the simmer and stir last week but played around with the mixed fruit including cherries and prunes and excluding macadamia nuts for almonds. Dh has requested it topped with glazed nuts and fruit. Currently feeding with Tesco value dark rum. May switch to Aldi amaretto soon because I have drunk all the rum to add depth.

smellylittleorange Sun 03-Nov-13 22:48:23

Oh the simmer and stir recipe says make ahead from three months so making a cake now would be more than fine.

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