When someone talks about red and white colored cap, Santa Claus is the first figure that conquers our minds. Christmas is one of the most colorful, fun, and joyous festival in the world. Right from Christmas rituals to decorating the Christmas tree, the festival compels each one of us to say "Wow!". And why not, the birth of Jesus Christ diffuses happiness all around. It brings loved ones together to spend quality and mirthful time in the company of each other. People organize parties and delight their guests with marvelous services. One of the eternal parts of every feast, party, and gathering is scrumptious food. Meeting with loved ones does not end so simply, they dance, sing, play games, and share funny talks with each other. All these activities make them quite tired leaving their stomachs empty and tempting for delicious meals. Therefore, a delighting meal is quite essential. And every main course is ended by a soothing sweet dessert. In this case, what can be better than a yummy Christmas cake raisin? Please your guests with this mouth-watering dessert this coming Christmas.
Make Christmas cake raisins at home on this holy Christmas with the recipe given in this article.
Christmas Cake Raisins
- 170 g Cherries
- 225 g Currants
- 225 g Raisins
- 225 g Dark Raisins
- 50 g Mixed Peel
- 1 Orange
- 150 ml Brandy
- 200 g Butter
- 225 g Brown Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 225 g Flour
- 1 tsp ground Mixed Spices
- ½ tsp ground Nutmeg
- 50 g chopped Nuts
- 4 tbsp Apricot Jam
- Block Marzipan (rolled into ½ cm thick)
- Ready-Roll Icing (rolled into ½ cm thick)
- In a large bowl, combine cherries, currants, raisins, dark raisins, mixed peel, brandy, and juice of the orange.
- Leave the mixture aside for about 12 hours to let it plump up and absorb the brandy.
- Take a 20 cm round shaped cake tin. Grease and line it with two layers of parchment paper.
- Attach two layers of brown paper on the outside surface of the tin.
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
- Combine butter and brown sugar in another bowl. Beat well.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time.
- Add flour, mixed spices, fruit mixture, nutmeg, and chopped nuts. Blend well.
- Transfer this mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for around 3 hours.
- Remove the tin from the oven and cool until it attains room temperature. Cover it with greaseproof paper and foil for about 2-3 weeks.
- Take apricot jam in a pan and warm it a little.
- Spread it evenly over the cake.
- Add a layer of marzipan with a final layer of icing on it.
- Decorate in your desired way.