Mas­ter­class: Christ­mas cake

The Guardian - Feast - - News - Felic­ity Cloake

Christ­mas is coming, ready or not, so you may as well em­brace the most won­der­ful time of the year and get bak­ing. This de­li­ciously squidgy, zesty recipe will con­vince all but the most diehard fruit­cake de­nier. Like many of us, it only im­proves with age and the ju­di­cious ap­pli­ca­tion of small amounts of strong liquor. Once you’ve cho­sen your dried fruit and spices, soak the fruit in booze be­fore adding both to the cake mix Tip the mix into a well-lined cake tin – this will pre­vent the fruit from burn­ing – then smooth the top

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