I just love the idea of making such a sturdy complex cake, nurturing it and 'feeding' it delicious brandy for weeks before finally icing it with extravagant decorations. Nothing says Christmas like a bit of this cake.
Saying all this, I'd never made one before until this Friday when I finally decided it was time to get a little advance planning for Christmas done! I'm making this one to take around to my partners parents at Christmas, I'm determined to make it perfect for everyone! And suitably boozy too of course...
So here's a few pictures of 'the beast'
After soaking all the fruit in brandy overnight, I started the cake mix:
|Gotta make sure you really line your tin for this one!|
|After, oooh only 5 and half hours in the oven, here she is! I would have liked it to be a bit deeper but I'm pretty pleased with it apart from that.|
|Then a quick 'feed' with brandy and it's thoroughly wrapped and placed in a tin before another feed next Friday.|
|I love a bit of old school cookery - you can always rely on Delia for a good Christmas recipe. I got this book off my partners Dad, he found it in a charity shop and it's like new!|