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Something cakey for xmas that has no dried fruit?

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DH is a fussy bugger. I usually ignore this and make a christmas cake, but this year I thought I'd be nice to him. But every altnative xmas recipe I can find contains some sort of dried fruit!

Any suggestions? smile
Thank you

FreelanceMama Mon 12-Nov-12 19:31:24

Chocolate Yule Log (chocolate swiss roll covered in melted chocolate)? Not a fan of fruit cake myself so that would be my preference.

Or a (snowman's nose) carrot cake, with the yoghurt frosting looking like snow?

CMOTDibbler Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:24

I like Nigellas christmas cupcakes - spicy and rich

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 13-Nov-12 09:32:58

I'd make something orangy. Seems quite Christmassy. How about this: scroll to the end for orange marmalade version. Made it before and still dream about it. smile

Booj Thu 15-Nov-12 23:33:30

I am making Nigella's Nutella cake & Toblerone cake which my three DS love. Both are great for both adults and children.

goralka Thu 15-Nov-12 23:36:49

I would buy a Pandoro in a box grin or how about baking a nice Madeira type cake?

TravelinColour Thu 15-Nov-12 23:41:22

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Wallison Thu 15-Nov-12 23:42:59

Is Pandoro the same as Panettone? Because I was going to suggest that.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 15-Nov-12 23:44:01

Pandoro is basically Panettone without the dried fruit!

My vote is for choc yule log; that's what we have.

goralka Thu 15-Nov-12 23:44:44

hmm not sure about pandoro/panettone I think they are related but possibly the latter has currants?

HappyTurquoise Thu 15-Nov-12 23:45:07

Pick his favourite cake and add Orange zest, mixed spice and some chopped chocolate.

There's a Divine chocolate & chestnut cake which is heavenly.

Chocolate roulade with minty sparkle. (Make a jug out of foil and put half a bag of unwrapped Fox's glacier mints into it, put in moderate oven to melt. Put greaseproof paper around a rolling pin. Pour the mint syrup over thinly to make cobwebby strands, leave to cool. Can be shaped into ball before completely set.)

racingheart Sat 17-Nov-12 20:59:33

Chocolate pannetone from Carluccios has no fruit. It's delicious and traditional.

Or white or dark chocolate yule log - that's what the DC have while we have Christmas pud.

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