Cakes are used in a very special way to celebrate Christmas. The festival is hard to imagine without a scrumptious cake. A Honey, Date And Nut Cake is sure to add a lot of joy and fun-filled moments into this celebration. That is why cake cutting ritual is an inevitable part of the festivity.
You can buy a delicious cake from a good bakery shop. But making a Christmas cake at home is truly fun and it’s quite inspiring too. From classic sponge cakes to elaborately decorated and towering confections, there are so many delightful options to make for your loved ones. You do not have to be an advanced baker to pull off these cake ideas. They are incredibly versatile. Christmas gives you a chance to forego a store-bought dessert in favour of one of these scrumptious cakes. You have no doubt heard of Honey-Date and Nut Cake. You cannot go wrong with this cake recipe at Christmas. This recipe is chock full of nuts and dates, with each bite containing honey. Do not miss the amazingly delicious recipe.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 50-60 minutes
Honey: 1 cup
Water: 1 cup
Golden syrup: 1 tbsp
Butter: 30 grams
Chopped dates: 1 ½ cups
Chopped walnuts: 1 cup
Chopped almonds: ½ cup
Wholemeal self-rising flour: 2 ¼ cups (1 cup wheat flour+1 ¼ cups maida)
Ground ginger: 1 tsp
Mixed spices: ½ tsp (nutmeg-cinnamon powder)
To make golden syrup, heat one cup sugar in a non-stick pan on low flame. Do not stir it. When it becomes dark brown in colour, add half a cup of boiling water into it. Turn off the flame. Keep stirring until the paste is smooth. Combine honey, water, butter, and golden syrup in a saucepan stirring constantly on low flame until the butter melts. Do not boil it. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Stir dates, walnuts, and almonds into the honey mixture. Stir until combined. Add ground ginger and mixed spices. Mix well. Grease a deep 19-centimetre square pan. Line base with butter paper. Pour mixture into the prepared pan. Bake on the moderate temperature in a pre-heated oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
After 50 minutes, turn off the oven and insert a knife in the center of the cake. If the knife comes out clean, then the cake is baked. Otherwise, bake it for few a more minutes and check with the knife again. Turn off the oven after the cake is done. After five minutes transfer the cake on a wire rack. Let the cake cool on the wire rack. The cake is ready to cut and serve.
So if you are going to celebrate Christmas, make sure that you have a unique delicious cake to make the special day even more special. Truly, in order to make Christmas remarkable, the cake is the first thing that counts.