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    Default Christmas Cake - Too Late?

    Apologies for my inability to get results from the search facility.

    I am sure I have seen Christmas cake recipes on here, but they are hiding from me.

    I *think* I have most of the ingredients one would require to cobble together a boozy cake - but is it too late? I expect it will be - even in the event that someone could point me towards a good recipe...pretty please.

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    No, it's not too late. You could Google St Delia of Smith; she does a Last Minute Mincemeat Cake which is tremendous.

    Last-minute Brandied Christmas Cake - Sweet - Recipes - from Delia Online

    Or you could smooch with Nigella

    Laws of the Kitchen: Nigella's one-pan Christmas cake

    Or, my baking heroine, Mary Berry

    Mary Berry

    But you can make any Christmas Cake recipe, just feed it well between now and Christmas. You can marzipan and ice it on the same day (a lot of bakers like the marzipan to dry for a while before icing) or you could top it with whole nuts and glaze it with apricot jam.
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    Thanks Jules. I just looked up the Canary fanciers cake recipe - I did already find a Mary B one on BBC, they are *very* similar.

    I was certain there was lots of exciting cake discussion here - perhaps I dreamt it!

    I will make cake. Nom nom.
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    Do not despair - I haven't made mine yet either! - I'm too busy decorating the house atm to think about cake decoration.


    I'm often to br found icing the cakes on Christmas Eve - so no probs

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    I use Delia's Irish Whiskey cake recipe for Christmas cake. You soak the fruit in the whiskey before you start, which negates the need for months of 'feeding' the cake. It always goes down well in the hampers I make for presents

    (Recipe on Delia's website)

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    Same problem here Thelma - mid renovation so time is rather limited, I have been doing a lot of plastering and taking sinks and toilets apart. The bathroom is like a building site so Christmas cake is only to be tackled when I am unable to work on that (late at night when I am not permitted to make noise).

    Thanks for the updated post with recipe links jules, I'll have a good look and compare (and see what is in the cupboards. I get bonus points for using up stuff that has been hanging about ).

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    Ooh that sounds nice Sarah and she puts whiskey in the icing as well! Decisions, decisions!
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    The icing is fab; I use Silver Spoon's Royal Icing sugar, and just add a tablespoonful of black treacle and whiskey in place of water. I guess you could use the icing even if you made another cake.
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