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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

American Christmas Cake recipe wanted

This is a Christmas cake, in the American tradition, that was sent to us by the mother of a friend. It's so different to the traditional British/Australian Christmas cakes, which are full of currants and sultanas. This is chock full of glace cherries, chunks of pineapple and whole brazil and pecan nuts. It's fabulous and I love it! What I didn't love so much, however, was the the batter around all the nutty fruity stuff was pretty dry and cardboardy (I've heard this can be a problem with these sorts of cakes).
I'd really, really love to make a few for Christmas next year, but would appreciate a recipe that has been tried and tested to be moist and good for keeping; there's never enough time or stomach room to eat so much cake at Christmas itself! Therefore, I ask you out there who may be reading this post and have a great recipe that you've been eating or making since a little kid in pigtails, or something you've found recently to be really great, to please satisfy my curiosity. If you would like to pass it on, please do! I'd love to be able to make a well-loved Christmas recipe from the US (to add to the British and European specialities that are usual in Australia).


  • Hi Niki! Looked for your e-mail adress, it's not around here is it? Anyway, I'll drop you a line here about how to get several pictures in one post - it's a matter of cut and paste!

    What you do is download each picture - automatically, the picture creates a new post for itself, and then you have to go and edit this post. You open the post, choose html preview and there you have a "code" that contains your picture. You cut out the code, and re-paste it, in the html-coded window of the new post you're making. Hmm... Was that really an explanation??:-) I think there's a guideline somewhere on blogger help - otherwise send me an e-mail at zarahjordahn@gmail.com - I'll be more than happy to help! And I'll grab a copy of that christmas cake recipe while we're at it!:-)

    By Blogger Cerebrum, at 1/13/2005 05:40:00 am  

  • http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe2245

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/20/2005 08:44:00 pm  

  • Wow, thank you -you are very kind. And....may I ask who you are? Is this a recipe you use for your Christmas in the US?

    By Blogger Niki, at 1/20/2005 08:50:00 pm  

  • Hi Niki
    I found your blog while searching for a recipe for a christmas cake. The one I am looking for looks just like the one you posted a picture of. (The "Martha Stewart one" didn't quite look right, even though it did look good ;-))
    Do you think I could have your recipe, even though you had some problems with it?

    To introduce myself: My name is Elisabeth, I am a journalist living in Norway. (and I also love cooking.)
    It was nice to visit your blog :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/22/2006 10:18:00 pm  

  • Hi my name is Lesley I would like the recipe for the great looking cake. I have eaten them but never attempted to cook one until now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/30/2006 01:02:00 pm  

  • Hi Elisabeth & Lesley: The post I wrote is a query asking for somebody to supply a recipe for the type of cake I'd been sent. I don't have a recipe for it, and I still don't have one! I'm sorry. Niki

    By Blogger Niki, at 11/30/2006 01:41:00 pm  

  • http://www.masterfoods.com.au/Recipes/RecipeDetail/tabid/96/Recipe/8443/American-Christmas-Cake.aspx
    I was searching for the same cake recipe and found this one. I hope it is as tasty as the recipe I lost as I have not tried this one out yet. Enjoy from Judy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/17/2009 08:17:00 pm  

  • This cake has a variety of candies of different tastes and colors, maybe I will get it for next Christmas and share it with my family.

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