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Christmas Cake

Tip: If you want the cake to last longer, spray it with more alcohol. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup various kinds of raisins
  • 1/3 cup palm finely chopped
  • ½ cup cognac
  • 1/3 cup dried fruits
  • 1/3 cup almonds roughly sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour for all uses
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 5 eggs, separate yolks and egg whites
  • Brandy and Grand Marnier for spraying

Method

Step 1:

Preheat the oven at 175 C.

Step 2:

Butter and flour 5-6 small cake pans or a large baking dish.

Step 3:

Put the raisins, the figs and the cognac in a big bowl.

Step 4:

In another bowl, mix the baking powder with soda, vanilla, dried fruits and flour.

Step 5:

In another bowl mix the butter with the sugar until the mixture becomes white and creamy.

Step 6:

Add the egg yolks and mix well.

Step 7:

Empty the brandy from the raisins and add it in the butter mixture.

Step 8:

Mix the egg whites with the meringue.

Step 9:

With a spatula mix the flour and the egg whites in circular movements.

Step 10:

Add the nuts and raisins and mix lightly.

Step 11:

Bake the small cakes for 40 minutes, or if you went with a big cake bake it for 1:25 hours.

Step 12:

When the cake gets cold, spray with brandy and Grand marnier.