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X'mas special: 3 easy cake recipes for you

Last updated on: December 26, 2019 14:36 IST
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Make your Christmas celebrations special with these indulgent cakes.

Christmas Fruit Cake

Recipe by Rajesh Paramashivan, Pastry Sous Chef, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Ingredients:

  • 3 kg unsalted butter
  • 3 kg castor sugar
  • 4 kg eggs, whole
  • 3.8 kg flour refined
  • 200 gm black jack
  • 7.5 kg sultanas
  • 2 kg raisins
  • 3 kg mixed peels
  • 1.5 kg black currants
  • 2000 ml brandy
  • 50 gm spice

Method:

  • Clean all the fruits and soak them in brandy.
  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs. Add the soaked fruits.
  • Put in a baking tray and bake at 150°C for 90 minutes.

Honey Christmas Cake

Recipe by Rajesh Paramashivan, Pastry Sous Chef, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Ingredients:

  • 36 eggs
  • 3 kg demerara sugar
  • 600 gm honey
  • 120 ml rum
  • 30 gm clove powder
  • 40 gm cinnamon powder
  • 30 gm ginger powder
  • 720 gm chopped chocolate
  • 3 kg flour, refined
  • 1.5 kg almonds, chopped and roasted
  • 600 gm mixed peels
  • 30 gm baking powder
  • 30 gm baking soda

Method: 

  • Heat up honey, sugar and rum for about 40°C. Let it cool. Beat eggs and honey mixture.
  • Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add the honey mixture and knead for short time. Portion the batter and bake it for 1 hour at 180°C.

Cinnamon and Almond Cake

Recipe courtesy: Hotel Sahara Star

Ingredients: 

  • 465 gm honey
  • 225 gm milk
  • 375 gm flour
  • 9 gm baking powder
  • 38 gm almond powder
  • 40 gm almond, chopped
  • 3 gm salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 gm spice mix
  • 40 gm cinnamon powder

Method:

  • Take a large bowl and sieve together the flour and baking powder. Keep it aside.
  • Heat honey and milk together till the honey dissolves completely. 
  • In a bowl, add the eggs. Keep beating the mixture till it is light and frothy. Gradually add the flour and honey-milk to this egg-butter mixture, spoon by spoon, so that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring to attain a smooth mixture. Add chopped almonds, almond powder, cinnamon powder, spice mix, salt and blend well. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pre-heat an oven to 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with butter paper. Grease it with oil or butter and dust some flour. Add the batter. Bake at 170°C for 25-30 minutes.

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