Also known as fruit loaf, a fruit cake is easy to make. This Christmas cake can be used as a light dessert. You can store it over time or serve the same day. Making this cake is just like baking pound cake with dried raisins and mixed fruits. It is rich in taste and moist with mixed taste that gives pleasing aroma. Here is a versatile recipe which gives you the choice to frost or garnish fruits and nuts.
To add a festive touch to your cake, you need to soak the fruits in brandy for around 24 hours to make Christmas fruit cake. This way, you have to cut the amount of milk by half for this variation. When the cake is cooled enough, it’s time to add icing to the cake and brush it with a small layer of apricot so the marzipan sticks over the cake.
In order to store the fruit cake, wrap it in greaseproof paper to store in fridge for long term. You can keep it in a plastic platter for short term storage at room temperature.
You can get your little ones involved in decorating the cake and having fun while preparing food during the Christmas season. You can easily allow your kids bake their own Christmas cake or start with a cake which is already baked.
You can ask them to mold small characters like reindeer, Santa Claus and snowmen on a plain frosted sheet cake. They can place the characters on top and create a typical Christmas scene.
Or you can give cookie cutters to your children to roll out fondant and cut various shapes like stars, gingerbread men and candy canes. They can easily paint the shapes with coloring and decorate the cake by using them. Let them dry for a while and add them to the cake.