Santa Claus is coming to town!
With Christmas being round the corner, how can one forget our childhood favorite, Christmas cake? Given below is a recipe to bake perfect home-made Christmas cakes and woo everyone’s hearts.
1 cup of mixed and chopped dried fruits (cherries, currants, raisins, cranberries, figs, etc)
2 tsp of chopped cashew & almond
1 tsp of Nilons tooty frooty
¼ cup rum (dark)
½ cup Maida
2 pinches of Baking soda
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
¼ tsp of cardamom, nutmeg and clove powder
1 tsp lemon zest
¼ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup of Milk
½ cup of Butter
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
In a bowl, mix the chopped dried fruits, Nilons tooty frooty and nuts. Add rum to it and let the combination soak for 24 hours.
In a sieve, take the flour (maida), cinnamon powder, cardamom, nutmeg and clove powder along with baking soda and sieve them into a bowl.
Add sugar and butter to the flour and mix well.
Add the soaked dried fruits and nuts to the flour and any amounts of leftover rum (if any at all) and mix them together.
In a small bowl take milk. Add apple cider vinegar to it and let it curdle a bit. Now add baking soda to the curdled milk. The mixture will begin to rise.
Pour this mixture into the bowl of flour and add vanilla extract to it. Mix it well till a smooth batter is obtained.
In a greased baking pan, pour the mixture and level the top layer with a spoon.
Put the cake to be baked in an oven, preheated at 170 degrees, for one hour forty five minutes. Once done, let the cake cool and serve with a smile.
Have a Merry Christmas!