Have I mentioned how much I love my new oven?
I’ve been making Christmas Cake for about 30 years (OMG, shouldn’t have admitted that!) and I don’t think I have ever had a cake come out with such a flat top and perfectly browned all over. There is a little bit of cracking but that is all the better for feeding it with brandy 😉 I can only put this miracle down to my new oven, it does seem to have a really even temperature and bakes really well, which is why I love it so much.
I haven’t used the same recipe for 30 years, but I have used this, throw it all in a pot, recipe for about 10 years,except for the year I made Nigella’s Chocolate Christmas Cake, it is quick, easy and you get a lovely moist cake.
I used to make a big square 9″ cake as well as this round 8″ cake, but we may still be eating this one in February so goodness only knows when the big one would get finished!
Mmmm, can’t you just smell all those Christmassy spices? What was that you said? Oh, you want the recipe, you can find it here