Cherry and almond Christmas cake

Cherry and almond Christmas cake

Cherry and almond Christmas cake

Cherry and almond Christmas cake is a dessert prepared using cherries and almonds. It is a traditional British dish. This cake originated in Britain in the 1800s and has been popular.
It’s delicious because it’s made entirely of dried nuts and fruits and is ideal for the holidays. It’s baked with simple steps that are provided below. The cake is baked with dry fruits readily available in every kitchen. The almonds used in this cake are highly nutritious. 
Below is the detailed cherry and almond Christmas cake recipe provided by our pro chef. So let’s get started. 

You can also find Chocolate cake Recipe

Dry Fruits:
sultanas- 350gm
dried (sour) cherries, roughly chopped- 200gm100 g
dried figs, roughly chopped-150gm
 chopped mixed peel-150gm
Finely grated zest and juice one orange
Finely grated zest and juice one lemon
For the cake
unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease-250gm
dark brown soft sugar-200 g
medium eggs, beaten- 4
plain flour-150g
ground almonds-100g
mixed spice-3 tbsp
ground cinnamon- 2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg- 1tsp
flaked almonds-200g
Step 1
⦁ Take a large non-metallic bowl for the soaked fruit and mix all the wet fruit ingredients (described above). Cover and leave it overnight or for 12 hrs.
Step 2
⦁ Preheat oven to 2oo degrees and grease a 10. inch cake mould by lining a parchment paper in it. 
Step 3
⦁ Take a standing mixer, and beat the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes or until it gets light and fluffy. Then Gradually, add eggs and beat very well. 
Step 4: 
⦁ Then add flour, ground almonds and spices and beat briefly to combine all ingredients. Then Use a large metal spoon and fold all the soaked fruit mixture (any liquid). Then add flaked almonds.
Step 5:
⦁ Put the mixture into the greased cake mould and level it using a spatula. Bake for 2 hrs or until the cake is baked. Check your cake condition after 1 hr by inserting a toothpick in its centre. If it comes out clean, then stop baking. Leave to cool in the mould for 10min, remove from mould (in its baking parchment) and cool completely.
Step 6:
⦁ When cool completely, remove the parchment paper. Delicious Cherry and almond Christmas cakes are ready to serve. 
⦁ This cake is perfect for Christmas or the holiday.

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