Mary Berry Christmas Cake
Mary Berry is one of the most famous and widely known cookery authors in Great Britain. She is known for her traditional, unique, and family, healthy recipes. When Christmas comes around, most of the women head towards her recipes for making traditional and delicious cakes. Among her many recipes, the Mary berry Christmas cake is the most famous one.
Loaded with delicious goodies, this can be nothing like a traditional cake. And if you are a first-time reader, the preparation might throw you off. But, once you read it twice, you will get to understand how things work. The secret behind this cake’s unique and delicious flavor is the feeding technique. Feeding brandy on regular intervals for almost 2-3 months enhances the taste of the cake to such an extent that it activates your taste buds. The super moist cake melts in your mouth. And the crunch you get from the dried fruits brings the true spirit of the festival.
So, if you are thinking of making the Mary Berry Christmas cake, let me tell you one thing. Be prepared for an extensive task. But once you put your blood and sweat into preparing it just as she says, the result will be totally worth it. And those who eat it during the festivities will fall in love with the taste.
So, enough talking. Let us get to the recipe without wasting any more time.
Mary Berry Christmas Cake
Mary Berry is famous of her traditional and delicious Christmas cakes. The Mary Berry Christmas cake is her most famous one. Try it NOW!
- 1 ¼ cup raisins
- 2 ¾ cups cherries, rinsed, halved, and dried
- 4 cups currants
- 2 ¾ cups sultanas
- ½ cup brandy
- ½ cup orange zest
- 250g butter
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tbsp black treacle
- ½ cup blanched almonds, chopped
- 2 cups plain flour
- ¾ tbsp mixed spice
In a large bowl, add all dried fruit, cherries, and orange zest. Pour in brandy, and cover it with clingfilm. Leave it for 3 days. Stir daily.
In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, butter, eggs, almonds, and treacle. Beat at a slow speed using an electric mixer.
Add ground spice and flour and mix well until everything is combined.
Add soaked dried fruits and mix using a spatula.
Grease the baking tray. Pour in the mixture and place it in a preheated oven at 140-degree C.
Let it bake for 4 hours or until the cake’s crust is golden brown.
Take out the cake and cover it with aluminum foil. Add skewers to poke holes in it.
Keep the cake in a cool place for 1-2 months. Feed brandy at regular intervals to keep the cake moist.
When you plan on serving the cake, cover it with apricot jam or any of your favorite jam.
Cover the cake with icing sugar and serve.