Christmas Cake

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Christmas Cake

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Oct 2014, 10:12

I made this Christmas cake for my Dad's birthday:

Now everyone's asking for one for Christmas, which is all very lovely, but the cake is huge and would cost me a fortune to make five! So, how do I reduce an 8" round cake to something more manageable? I'm fine with the maths of reducing the recipe, but have no idea what to do about the size of tin or whether I also need to reduce the baking time? This is currently an utterly fool-proof recipe because I am no baker and have never attempted a fruitcake before.

Then I've got to go off and buy tins for everyone...
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Re: Christmas Cake

Postby pirate_han » 10 Oct 2014, 11:21

I just got bargain small cake tins in The Range for making Christmas cakes.
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Re: Christmas Cake

Postby cloudcuckoo » 10 Oct 2014, 13:01

Could you ask them to cover the cost of ingredients?
Does this help at all? ... cipes.html
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Re: Christmas Cake

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 10 Oct 2014, 14:07

Agree with CC and ask for a contribution! Alternatively, can you make the same quantity but use a split tin - like this..... ... y-Cake-Pan

I find mine invaluable for multi layer cakes or multi size cakes. You will need to reduce the cooking time a little, but if they are a similar depth cake, then it wouldn't be by much (I don't think!). A skewer will help!!!

Lovely looking cake, though. I think I might try one!!!!
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Re: Christmas Cake

Postby Raktajino » 11 Oct 2014, 16:52

Make them all a cute tiny one in a emptied and washed baked bean / chopped tomarto tin. Line it with grease proof paper, spoon in cake mix until 3/4 full. Decorate top with nuts. Bake for about 30 to 45 min, test with a skewer towards the end. Then when the can is cool enough to handle use a tin opener to open the bottom - instant looose bottom tin! Pin a cute ribbon around the cake and you're done. The great thing is you can make up your normal quanity of cake mix and freeze any extra cakes.
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