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Christmas cake - anyone made it with marsala instead of brandy?

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Tinkjon Mon 26-Oct-09 17:30:04

I love dry marsala and am thinking that this could be a nice twist on the traditional brandy - but would it taste very different to a normal Christmas cake, do you think? My family are very traditional and won't like it if I mess around too much with the flavours... slightly different will be ok but it still needs to taste like Christmas cake.

mumblecrumble Mon 26-Oct-09 17:41:12

Do it... Just made ours with random crap found at back of lickor cupboard all mixed togetehr.... tester batch tastes gorgeous

mablemurple Mon 26-Oct-09 17:45:08

I always feed my fruit cakes with a medium sherry which I prefer to brandy, but tbh it makes very little difference to the taste of the cake. Go for it!

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 17:50:19

I made my Xmas car last year with Marsala and it was blardy lovely - even if I do say so myself!

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 17:50:53

cake - obviously

paisleyleaf Mon 26-Oct-09 18:07:29

Nigella uses marsala
I did a couple of years ago and it was fine. Have again this year.

Tinkjon Mon 26-Oct-09 18:17:33

Thanks, peeps!
blametheparents, LOL, I was thinking you used it as some sort of petrol

OOOOOOOOOOOpsacoconut Mon 26-Oct-09 18:18:16

I use amaretto in mine and it's delicious. I use amaretto in Christmas puds too.

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 18:26:40

Think my ake may have been strong enough last year to act as some kind of rocket fuel - lol!l

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 18:28:32

Aaagghhhh - Why can't I just spell CAKE

mablemurple Mon 26-Oct-09 19:01:53

oooooooooooooo will deffo try amaretto this year, sounds lovely smile.

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