Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nigel Slater's Chrismas Cake - Take II

Melbourne Cup Day was Christmas cake baking day for me.  I like to bake a different recipe every year, and I thought I was being novel when I chose Nigel Slater's Christmas Cake from The Kitchen Diaries, which is also online here.

However, if I thought I was going where I had not been before, I was sadly mistaken.  A quick Google search led me to my very own post on the same Christmas cake, two years ago.

Oh well, it may be an oldie but it is certainly a goodie.  I was very pleased with how my cake turned out, and I will happily feed it with brandy between now and Christmas.  I may even branch out and ice it this year - who knows?

The gorgeous Santa atop the cake comes from the Christmas shop in Carmel, CA - I bought it on my June holiday to the States.  I had forgotten all about him until I baked my cake and pudding and was looking for ways to decorate them - and out popped Santa.

How is your Christmas preparation going?  Have you baked your cake yet? Or are you too busy with Thanksgiving to have got that far yet? 


Kari said...

Not liking Christmas cake, or Christmas pudding, I miss out on some of the more traditional aspects of Christmas. Most of my baking and preparations are conducive to being done in the weeks immediately before the event - having a cake to do ahead of time might get me more organised with cards and the like!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christmas cake (or fruit cake in the US) has such a bad rap. Yours looks delicious though!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Mmmm nope no christmas cake yet but after seeing your recipe I might have to ;)

Choc Chip Uru

Johanna GGG said...

I wish I had time to make cake but even making the pudding seems a bit much this year

TeaLady said...

too funny, Gaye!! I always check my blog first, just in case....

Jill said...

It looks fabulous! I should plan ahead and make one next year. I think at least some people in my family would enjoy it, and I know I would.

I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving, but will switch to Christmas mode this weekend!