Hazel's Christmas Cake Recipe

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Hazel's Christmas Cake

Marianne Sanders

By
@mfsanders57

From Hazel in Australia - was her Mum's recipe....

Hazel says best to start it in November......


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Serves:

10

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

500 g
flour
1 kg
mix of sultanas, raisins & currants
2 tsp
cake spice
2 tsp
nutmeg
6
eggs
500 g
butter
2 tsp
orange marmelade
marzipan
1 recipe
royal icing
1 jar(s)
apricot jam
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak fruit in copious amounts of brandy/sherry for at least 48hours...turning and stirring ..left longer the better.

Sift dry ingredients.

Cream butter and sugar and add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add marmalade.

Mix fruit with flour.

Mix 1 tsp Bicarb soda with milk and add to mix ( this was my mums secret ingedient! ).

Grease and line large square cake tin with greasproof paper and alfoil 6" above tin.

Cook in a SLOW oven (150deg C to 160 deg C). For 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Cool in tin, wrap in fresh alfoil and stash away somewhere so you won't smell it! YUMMO!!

Just before Christmas, Spread with apricot jam, thinly roll mazipan and place over jam. Make royal icing from icing sugar and egg white and spread over marzipan and decorate with Christmas things ...ENJOY!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #Christmas cake