How to make Christmas Cake -

Perfect fruit cake for the festive season.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Brown Sugar (ब्राउन शुगर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

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Christmas Cake

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Christmas Cake Recipe

  • Refined Flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Brown Sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon rind 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds blanched and chopped 10-12

  • Tutti frutti chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Glazed cherries chopped 12-15

  • Walnuts chopped 1/4 cup

  • Mixed peels chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts chopped 8-10

  • Raisins 25-30

  • Currants 15-20

  • Rum 1/2 cup

  • Eggs 6

  • Vanilla essence a few drops

  • Butter 11/2 cups

  • Brown sugar soft 1 1/2 cups

  • Honey 1 tablespoons

  • Oil for greasing

Method

Step 1

Sieve flour with cinnamon powder and baking powder. Add lemon rind to it and mix. Keep it aside. Soak chopped almonds, tutti frutti, glace cherries, walnuts, mixed peels, cashewnuts, raisins and currants in rum.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a cake tin. Break eggs and beat them with vanilla essence. Cream butter with one and a quarter cups of brown sugar till it is soft and light in colour.

Step 3

Add honey and mix. Make caramel with the remaining brown sugar and a little water. It should be blackish in colour. Mix the beaten eggs with the creamed butter and sugar and mix gently.

Step 4

Add the flour mixture and mix with a light hand. Strain the caramel into the soaked fruits and mix well. Add it to the cake batter and mix gently. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin. Bake at 180°C for thirty minutes.

Step 5

Reduce the temperature to 160°C and bake further for forty-five minutes. When done take it out of the oven and leave it on a rack to cool. Cut into slices and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.