Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
Jaggery (powder) – 1 cup
Cloves and cinnamon (powdered) – 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder – a pinch
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Cashewnuts, Walnuts, Raisins – ½ cup each
Candied peels (mixed) – ½ cup
Butter – 60 gms
Eggs – 3
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Dark Brown colour – 2 tsp
Dark Rum – 100 ml

Soak the nuts and peels in the rum for at least a week
Sieve together the dry ingredients
Mix well
Beat eggs and fold into the mixture gradually
Melt the butter and add to the mixture
Add essence
Add 3 tbsp flour to the nuts and peels to coat well
Add to the cake batter
Mix slowly
Bake in a preheated oven (170 degrees C) for 15 to 20 mins
This time may vary from oven to oven
Microwave at 50% power for 12 mins and then at 100% for 1 minute

Check to see if a skewer inserted into it comes out dry

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