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retroqueen1, Nov 24, 2:08am
has anyone got the recipe for the 4 ingredients xmas cake? Please


praxis2, Nov 24, 2:32am
christmas cake

1kg Mixed fruit
600 ml Iced coffee
2 cups Self raising flour

Soak mixed fruit in iced coffee over night.
Next day mix in self raising flour and mx well.
Bake in a large tin, at approx 180'c until cooked.

retroqueen1, Nov 24, 3:07am
Cheers thanks

hohee, Nov 24, 5:46am
Hi, am intrigued by this unusal recipe. Has anyone tried it and if so what did you think.Hohee.

praxis2, Nov 24, 5:53am
ive made it a few times and its very nice and moist.

neon2k, Nov 24, 5:53am
hmmm does indeed seem interesting receipe.I would like to know does it taste nice?Think I might give it a go.

praxis2, Nov 24, 6:45am
it tastes just like a boiled fruit cake, you cant taste the iced coffee in it. And its very moist.

korbo, Nov 24, 7:15am
how long would it keep??

praxis2, Nov 24, 7:51am
i dont know, nothing lasts long when i bake its gone in 2 days.

elliehen, Nov 24, 9:26am
There's another variation which uses orange juice instead of coffee.I made it and kept it in the freezer.

chic-a-dee, Nov 24, 9:28am
So you make the iced coffee with 1t coffee, milk and ice and put in a blender, or make a hot coffee, let it cool, then freeze a little??

elliehen, Nov 24, 9:35am
Somebody posted this a while ago (sorry, have forgotten who) and I saved it.Hope this helps, if it doesn't confuse ;)

"1kg dried fruit (of your choice)
2 C orange juice OR 2 C strong black coffee (soak overnight)

Next day stir in
2 C flour
4 t Baking powder
1 t spice (or your choice; mixed or cinnamon?)

Pour into a greased tin and cook @ 180 deg C for 1-1/2hrs.

Turns out moist and freezes well.

ps: somepeople like the dried fruit soaked in sherry but I think that's a blatant waste of alcohol haha!"

marcs, Nov 24, 3:58pm
Isn't there one with ginger ale too.

horizons_, Nov 24, 9:15pm
1kg dired fruit. 2 c liquid (of your choice and can include alcohol). 2c SR flour (or 2c plain with 3tsp BP), spices of your choice. Same recipe as all of the above but more generic. I have made it with 1/2c baileys and 1 & 1/2 c strong cocoa drink and added 2 tsp cinamon. Also 1/2 c brandy and pinapple fizzy (was on hand at the time) and added 2 tsp cinamon, 1 tsp ginger, and 1/2 tsp cloves and nutmeg. Alcohol means it will keep and is very moist. Made some in mini muffin pans (cook 10 mins approx) at 150 deg. C. A very fruity cake and can add nuts if wanted.

praxis2, Nov 25, 8:12am
no you buy iced coffee its a drink, cant remember the name of it.

uli, Nov 26, 4:17am
bump for the Xmas cake bakers.

bedazzledjewels, Nov 26, 4:27am
They've put out a new book - "4 Ingredients Christmas" - which is worth a look.

elliehen, Nov 26, 4:33am

gardie, Nov 26, 5:56am
I have just returned this book to the library - I wasn't overly impressed with the recipes but then I guess to me Christmas is more about doing really special things.I didn't keep a copy of any recipe.If you are thinking of buying it, I'd suggest you borrow it first and see if it really is what you're after.

marks6, Nov 26, 9:54am
How about this one
1 kg mixed fruit soaked in 2 cups of coffee..(1 tbs coffee per cup) over night, in morning add 2 cups self rising flour, 150gms fruit and nut chocolate (chopped) bake 2 hrs 150 deg, This is the best moist christmas cake, even the kids like it.....

kiwigoldie, Nov 27, 1:44am
According to my recipe the quoted recipe is missing one ingrediant....

1 teaspoon baking powder...

yes, i know SR flour and BP...but thats what my version of this recipe has...and in fact...that is 4 ingrediants....

praxis2, Nov 28, 5:24am
mine doesnt have baking powder, cause of the self raising flour.

elliehen, Nov 28, 6:39am
This recipe is such as oddball one, it's probably hard to mess it up ;)

retroqueen1, Nov 24, 2:08am
has anyone got the recipe for the 4 ingredients xmas cake! Please

praxis2, Nov 24, 2:32am
christmas cake

1kg Mixed fruit
600 ml Iced coffee
2 cups Self raising flour

Soak mixed fruit in iced coffee over night.
Next day mix in self raising flour and mx well.
Bake in a large tin, at approx 180'c until cooked.

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