Christmas is the religious festival celebrated all over the world. There are some customs to celebrate this festival such as decorating Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, waiting for Santa clause to take gifts, going to church, enjoying lunch with family and friends. Christmas cake is the most integral part of the festival. Mostly,Christmas cake is made up of dry fruits. Christmas Cakes are prepared in different methods based on the country.
At this Christmas season fruit cake have more demand. the Christmas cakes have huge demand in the market in this particular season. Everyone feel so wonderful in preparing the delicious Christmas cake at home. Let us see the how to prepare the Christmas fruit cake at home.
- 3 tablespoons of almond
- 5 tablespoons of cherries
- 2 tablespoons of brandy
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 spoon salt
- ¼ spoon of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 cup butter ,softened
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 spoons of cocoa powder
For the toppings:
- 200 gm marzipan
- 2 spoons of fruit jam
- 3 egg whites
- 600 gm of powdered sugar
- 2 spoons of glycerin
- 1 table spoon fresh lemon juice
Step 1: First Chop the almonds, Take all the dried fruits in a bowl, Add 2 spoons of brandy to the mixture. Add chopped almonds to the mixture.
Step 2: Cover the bowl with a cotton cloth over night or for 5 hours till the whole mixture gets soaked.
Step 3: Sieve the flour, salt and spices into a mixed bowl. Mix cocoa powder, eggs mix them well till the ingredients gets softened.
Step 4: Combine wet and dry ingredients in a bow till it dough. Add dry fruits to the mixture.
Step 5: Take a cake pan, cut one sheet of parchment paper and arrange on the pan. Spread cake mixture into pan until the top surface is even
Step 6: After 1 or 1 and 1/2 hr, check the cake with the wooden stick until it comes easily to center.
Step 7: Take the cake pan out of the oven. Remove the parchment pare from the bottom of the cake. You can decorate the cake with toppings and store in airtight container.