Christmas Rum Cake

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250g - refined flour or maida
  • 150g - soft brown sugar
  • 50g - powdered white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1 tsp - spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp - nutmeg powder
  • 100g - chopped black currants
  • 100g - chopped raisins
  • 50g - chopped sultanas
  • 50g - chopped orange/lemon peel
  • 50g - chopped cherries
  • 250ml rum or brandy
  • 150ml - wine
  • 25g - butter
  • 2 - eggs, beaten well
  • 2 tbsp - milk
  • 1/2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp - almond essence

How to Make Christmas Rum Cake

  • Mix all the dried fruits together and soak in rum/brandy and wine for at least a month.
  • When required drain and keep aside. Reserve the leftover rum.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Dust the soaked fruit/peel with a little flour.
  • Cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
  • Add the beaten eggs, almond essence, and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the orange/lemon peel and dried fruits, nutmeg powder, and spice powder and mix thoroughly.
  • Slowly add the flour and fold in well.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk.
  • Pour into greased and papered baking tins or dishes and bake in a slow oven for about one hour or more (or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean).
  • Remove from the oven when done.
  • Prick the cake with a toothpick and pour the remaining rum over it.
  • Remove from the tin when cold and wrap tightly in foil or waxed paper and keep in an airtight container for the cake to absorb the rum.
  • Just before serving, heat for a minute in a microwave oven and pour some more rum on the cake while hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes