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Classic Christmas Cake

This is my original Christmas cake from the first book – a combination of my grandmother’s, my mother’s and a few tweaks from me.

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hg0088皇冠会员登录 and store in an airtight tin. You can now ‘feed’ it at odd intervals until you need to ice or eat it.

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For the cake:
½ level teaspoon ground mixed spice
225g dark brown soft sugar
1 dessertspoon black treacle
zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
For feeding and topping:


You will need a Delia Online 20cm Round Loose-based Cake Tin (or similar), greased, with base and side lined plus some baking parchment. Tie a double band of brown paper around the outside of the tin for extra protection

The Delia Online bakeware range is now available online, and you can buy our 20cm Round Loose-based Cake Tin plus washable and reusable liner (including wall liner) direct from Silverwood.

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