Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Winter Wonderland Cake

For me, Christmas starts as soon as we hit December. Suddenly it becomes acceptable to wear Christmas jumpers, listen to Christmas songs, watch Christmas films and of course bake and eat all sorts of Christmas goodies.

I actually first tried this cake back in the Summer when Stork were testing their Christmas recipes (yes, they have to test them that far in advance). I'm not usually a fan of fruit cake but this is a modern take on the traditional Christmas cake and it's really delicious. It's not only got a great combination of flavours but a mixture of textures, juicy fruits mixed with the real crunch of the praline topping. I also love the video Edd Kimber has done to showcase the recipe and so was dying to try making it for myself.

The most recent get together of the Wandsworth Clandestine Cake Club was the perfect opportunity, the theme for December was of course 'Merry Christmas Wandsworth'.

There are four main elements to the cake; the fruit cake, buttercream icing, praline and gingerbread houses. It looks impressive and went down a treat at cake club, its pretty big so was hoping to have plenty to bring home but alas just one small slice was left by the end of the evening.

You can find the recipes for the cake and the gingerbread on the Stork website www.bakewithstork.com.