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Chris’s Irish Christmas Cake 

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Irish Christmas Cake

Chris’s Irish Christmas Cake –  The Irish Baker Abroad

Scroll down for US Cup measurements 

Recipe 

Day 1 

800g of mixed dried fruit 

200g glacé cherries

50g mixed peel

100g of slivered or chopped almonds

Zest & Juice of 1 lemon

Zest & Juice of 1 orange

1tsp of cinnamon

1tsp of nutmeg 

1tsp of ginger

1tsp of mixed spice

150ml of whiskey 

150ml of Guinness 

Day 2 

4 large eggs

200g of butter

200g of dark brown sugar

100g of Almond flour

240g of Plain flour

I used Sultanas and Raisins for this. You could also add currants or prunes. Whatever you like. 

Method

Mix all the ingredients for day 1 in a large bowl. On day 2 start off by preparing your cake tin. The tin I used was 20cm | 8 inches in diameter and 10cm in height. Grease the tin then line it with greaseproof paper double the height of the tin. Check out the video for more about lining the tin. 

Preheat the oven to 150C | 302F. If using a fan oven set it to 130C | 266F 

Using a mixer whisk the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes on a medium speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs gradually followed by the plain and almond flour. Mix until nicely incorporated then add to the mixture from day 1. Combine well then fill your tin

Bake for approximately 3h and 40 minutes. If you’re unsure of when it’s fully baked use a thermometer. Insert it in to the center of the cake. It should be around 96-98C | 204-208F 

To store the cake wrap it in two sheets of greaseproof paper followed by tinfoil then place it in an airtight container. It should keep for about 2-3 months in a cool dry place

You can also refrigerate it for up to 6 months or freeze it. 

I’m going to feed it more whiskey every fortnight until we reach Christmas. About 1-2 tbsps 

4 feeds should be sufficient folks!

Chris’s Irish Christmas Cake

Recipe in US CUPS. This recipe is converted from grams so these are approximate amounts 

Day 1 

5 1/3 cups of mixed dried fruit 

1 cup of glacé cherries

1/4 cup of mixed peel

1 cup of slivered or chopped almonds

Zest & Juice of 1 lemon

Zest & Juice of 1 orange

1tsp of cinnamon

1tsp of nutmeg 

1tsp of ginger

1tsp of mixed spice

2/3 cup of whiskey 

2/3 cup of Guinness 

Day 2 

4 large eggs

1 3/4 stick of butter

1 cup of soft brown sugar

1 cup of Almond flour

2 cups of Plain flour

Best of luck and have a Merry Christmas! 

All the best

Chris – Your Irish Baker Abroad 


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Last updated May 29, 2023


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