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Christmas Cake

Christmas cake

Christmas Cake – healthy eating

The story

For those people (myself included) who are managing their diet for health, after years of committing sugar and fat  abuse – here is a bit of a life saver, cooked of course, in our renovated Electrikit Aga

 

RECIPE

Set your Electrikit Aga to 170 degrees

  • Line a 20cm Cake tin, prepare a round to cover the top to protect your bake
  • 75g sultanas
  • 100g of any dried fruit – apricots, cranberries, prunes, raisins
  • 25g candied fruit
  • 100ml boiling water for soaking
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 75ml rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium carrot, courgette and apple, finely grated
  • 150g wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 3tsp mixed spice
  • Glace cherries for decorating
  • Almonds for decorating

 

Method – baking time is 1hour 30 minutes

Preheat your Electrikit Aga cooker to 170 degrees

Add the boiling water to all of your mixed dried fruit and set aside

Mix together the mashed banana, eggs and oil in a large bowl

Add the grated carrot, courgette and apple

Add the flour, baking powder and mixed spice

Add the dried fruit and mix all together

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin

Decorate the top with Glace cherries and almonds

Bake on the middle set of runners at 170 degrees for about 1hour 30 minutes (keep watchful eye)

After one hour, place a cold plain shelf on the base of your roasting oven

20 minutes before end of cooking time remove the top cover from the cake

Remove cake from the oven, test with a skewer and leave to cool Sprinkle with a small amount of icing sugar to serve (not too much of a sin and it is Christmas)

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