What could I choose for the alphabet ‘ X ‘ but for Xmas Cake ? Frankly speaking I did not put in the effort to search for something else . May be I should have but this made my task easy . So it is Xmas Cake for A -Z Baking around the World

Xmas cakes are popular all over the world and each country has it’s own version , they all have different names yet all are Xmas Cakes.I have two different Xmas cakes that I have already posted , you could check these here and here. I would have loved to make a  frosted Christmas Cake, but like you know no one likes frosted cakes in the family.

Today’s cake is a jumble of many recipes. I like chunky fruits so I chopped everything big , but later realized should have chopped them smaller .The nuts and fruits need to be soaked overnight in juice . People consuming alcohol can add some rum to it , but since I do not I used apple juice .

This cake had a very earthy look , the coffee and the dates give it that gorgeous look . Candy peel in any cake is my weakness and I am forever digging into them . A lovely rich cake.

Xmas Cake

Ingredients 

For soaking

1/2 cup orange / apple juice

1/4 cup dates

1/4 cup almonds and cashews

2-3 glazed cherries

1/2 tbsp tutti  fruity

1/2 tbsp candy peel

1/4 cup currants and raisins

3-4 walnuts, chopped

1/4 + 1 tbsp brown sugar

 

Dry ingredients

1 cup all purpose flour

Pinch salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp coffee

Pinch cinnamon

1/4 +1 tbsp brown sugar

 

Wet ingredients

3 tbsp oil

1 tbsp curd +1 tbsp water

1/4 cup milk

Vanilla essence

 

Method

Add sugar to the juice, stir a couple of times and then add rest of the ingredients under soaking.

Mix all dry ingredients.

Mix all wet ingredients.

Mix the wet ingredients with the soaked ingredients.

Now add in the dry ingredients gradually.

Grease and line a baking tin.

Pour the batter in the tin and bake at 180 for 40-45 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.

 

Note

Soak all ingredients under soaking in either orange or apple juice.

These should be soaked at least overnight.

X - Xmas Cake

Earthy Xmas fruit cake with the goodness of nuts and dried fruits.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, International Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

For Soaking

  • 1/2 cup orange juice / apple juice
  • 1/4 cup dates chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds & cashews chopped
  • 2-3 glazed cherries chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp tutti fruity
  • 1/2 tbsp candied peel
  • 1/4 cup currants & raisins
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp coffee
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp curd +1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

For Soaking

  • Add sugar to the juice, stir a couple of times and then add rest of the ingredients under soaking. Soak all ingredients overnight.

Next Day

  • Mix all dry ingredients.
  • Mix all wet ingredients
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the soaked ingredients.
  • Now add in the dry ingredients gradually.
  • Grease and line a baking tin.
  • Pour the batter in the tin and bake at 180 degrees C for 40-45 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let cool before slicing the cake.

Notes

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The Cake also goes to Valli's Anniversary Mela.

10 thoughts on “X – Xmas Cake”

  1. That is such a flavourful cake and you have made it look so beautiful. I am also not a fan of frosted cakes and I love these nuts and raisins soaked ones. Am bookmarking this!

  2. Xmas cake looks simply fabulous with all those nuts and fruits, such a beauty. Never get bored of this Christmas special cakes. Seriously drooling here.

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