Christmas Cake
Date

Here is a recipe for a simple, completely stress-free Christmas cake that Penelope, one of the Mana trustees, has made for the past 30 years.

It is rich, moist and delicious – and the only washing up is a pan, a wooden spoon and the cake tin you bake it in!

Ingredients

1 kg of mixed dried fruit (raisins, sultanas and currants)
½ cup chopped glacé cherries OR crystallised ginger
½ cup sliced almonds
1 cup raw sugar
125 g butter
3 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of water
2 cups wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 beaten free-range eggs
approx. 24 each whole blanched almonds and whole glacé cherries (to decorate)

Method

  1. In a large pan combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil for three minutes then allow to cool.
  2. When cooled, sift in the flour and baking powder then gently stir in the eggs. Mix well.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a large greased or lined cake tin and decorate the top with whole blanched almonds.
  4. Bake at 160 degrees°C for up to two hours (test with a skewer after one and a half hours to see if it is ready sooner).

Note: Mini Christmas cakes can be cooked in large muffin tins (cooking time around 30 minutes at 160 degrees°C).

Like what you have read? Share it with your friends.

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

More
articles

.

BECOME A

Our Online Community is a collective field open to contributors; an inspirational space for co-creation. We welcome creative writing community contributions; personal stories, poems, vignettes, anecdotes, letters, prayers, etc that inspire Unity, Peace and Love. If you have content that you would like to share please get in touch with our team >

Get inspiration in your inbox!

Receive our monthly enews with the latest articles and free resources for your spiritual exploration and renewal.

608 Manaia Road, Coromandel, New Zealand, 3581

Copyright © 2020 Mana Retreat Center | Developed by Websiteguy | Designed and Created by Jade Feriere & Eli Kliejunas

GET INSPIRATION IN YOUR INBOX

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with events and resources to help empower your conscious living.

We value your privacy and your time – guaranteed no spam only uplifting inspiration!

Coming Soon

Take a peek at the Mana Experience with our virtual tour, coming soon