Not very many people like Christmas cake but this is a much tastier cake to make. When I make up my trays, I always add a few slices.
You will need:
- 2 cups softened butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp. grated lime peel
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup golden, seedless raisins
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red and green glace cherries
- 3 cups flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until very fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each one. Stir in the lime peel, juice and vanilla. Now, slowly beat in the flour, salt and baking powder. When it becomes a little ‘heavy’ for the machine, remove and stir it manually. Fold in the nuts and fruit.
Spoon batter into a well greased and floured bundt pan, baking for about 90 minutes. Poke with a toothpick to be sure it is done. Cool slightly and add the glaze.
- 1/4 cup mango nectar
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
Heat only until the sugar has dissolved and pour over the warm cake until it has all been absorbed. Freezes well. When ready to use, thaw to room temperature and slice.
This is a real yummy-yummy cake.
This cake will certainly change your mind on Christmas cakes (especially those of old).