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Bake a cake for your family

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th December 2009 03:00 AM

A Christmas cake is one of the popular dessert that should not miss on your Christmas menu. Below is the recipe.

A Christmas cake is one of the popular dessert that should not miss on your Christmas menu. Below is the recipe.

By Agnes Kyotalengerire

Ingredients
Baking flour — 700g
Margarine — 250g
Sugar — 250g
Eggs — six
Vanilla essence — 100ml
Baking powder 50g or two tablespoons levelled
Sultanas — 100g
Red cherries — 100g
Mixed spices — 50g
Caramelised sugar — 100ml
Richot Brandy — 100ml
Icing sugar — 1000gm

A Christmas cake is one of the popular dessert that should not miss on your Christmas menu. Below is the recipe.

Method
Mix sugar and margarine in a bowl, using a wooden spoon whisk until fluffy and creamy

Add the eggs, one by one, as you continue mixing to avoid cuddling

Add vanilla essence and calamelised sugar.
Sieve flour and add baking powder and spices. Mix well before pouring into the first mixture.

Add the baking flour and mix.
Add all the fruits; cherries, sultanas and the brandy. At this stage, the mixture should be chocolate brown and dropping on pouring.

Grease the baking tin with margarine and pour into the mixture. Bake in a hot oven at 1800C for one-and-a-half hours.

When ready, the cake should be chocolate brown and soft. Let it stand to cool. Icing should be done the next day.

Icing the cake
Ingredients
Icing sugar — 1kg
Egg white — four
Lemon juice — 50ml
Vanilla powder (clear liquid) — 50ml or 50g

Procedure
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl at a go until soft and not sticking
Using the pallet knife, ice the cake and decorate the cake using a piping bag.

Preferably use red, green and blue colours for decoration.
Serve.

Bake a cake for your family

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