Thursday, 17 January 2013

Christmas re-visited cake

This is an excellent cake for finishing up any leftovers from when you made and iced your Christmas cake.  It's an adaptation of a recipe for Mincemeat and Marzipan teabread in a BBC Good Food Recipe Book.

Pre-heat oven to 180c.  Line a brownie tin with baking parchment.

Rub 6oz butter into 12 oz self-raising flour.  Add 5oz marzipan, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and 5oz light brown sugar.  I also added a handful of left-over glace cherries.

Mix together 3 eggs with a standard sized jar of mincemeat (approx 400g) then pour these over the dry ingredients and stir to mix. 

Bake for approx 35 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

The original recipe suggests covering the cake with flaked almonds prior to baking then dusting with icing sugar whilst still warm - but I wanted to use up 1/2 a packet of left over fondant icing that had gone a bit hard. I zapped it for 30 seconds in the microwave then rolled it between two sheets of clingfilm to fit the top of the cake and covered it whilst still warm.

Cut into squares and enjoy.

 

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