Mom's Christmas Cake!!!!

5 days to Christmas!!!!! Isnt that amazing.......... I have a wonderful recipe to share. This Christmas cake recipe is tried and tested. Mom has been baking it faithfully every Christmas for more than 20 years. I bet you will love it.Enjoy!!!!

 The most delicious Christmas Cake

1 pound Petha(candied white pumpkin) You can buy them at the Indian stores, they either come in tins or you can buy them in boxes.
1 pound candied fruits
1/2 cup cherries
1/2 cup badam/almonds
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup candied orange, chopped
1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
1 cup dark rum
1 pound sugar
1 pound unsalted butter
1 cup apple juice
4 whole cloves, ground
6 allspice berries, ground
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pound all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
18 eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup pecans
Brandy for basting
vanilla extract 1 small bottle


  • Combine dried fruits and nuts. Add rum,apple juice and macerate for a week.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Grease and flour the cake pan
  •  Mix flour, baking powder, spices and set aside.
  •  Beat sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds,and then on high speed 5 minutes
  • Beat in flour mixture on low speed.
  • Now fold in the fruit and nut mixture
  • Pour into pan.
  • bake for 1 hour. Check if it is done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake. If nothing is stuck to the toothpick then it's done. If not, bake another 10 minutes, and check again.
  • Remove cake from oven leave it the cooling rack. Spritz with brandy and allow to cool completely before turning out from pan.


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