7 easy cake recipes to impress your family and friends. Home baked cakes taste so much better than shop bought ones, and these easy cake recipes are perfect for beginners or for those people short of time.
Italian Christmas Pudding cake
It just keeps getting better. This, trust me, is an indulgence you simply cannot do without. It bears absolutely no comparison to a Christmas Pudding but as an alternative, it wins hands down!! It is a delightful Italian Christmas dessert, light and fluffy and has the appearance of something aristocratic with all the scrumptious flavours of Christmas all rolled into one. Miss this and weep! Sheer Bliss!
(To make this cake you need a 22-23cm Springform cake tin.)
Cut the panettone into 1cm slices and use a third of these to line the bottom of the tin, making sure there are no gaps. Drizzle 2 tbsp of the Kahlua over the panettone so as it becomes moist.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together until very frothy. Then slowly whisk in the mascarpone and double cream then slowly add the marsala. Carry on whisking until the mixture is thick and more firm.
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6 x 15ml tbsp Kahlua Lq
75g Caster Sugar
250ml Double Cream
125ml Marsala or Sweet Sherry
75g Glace Cherries
125g Chocolate Chips
100g Pistachio Nuts
2 x 15ml tbsp Pomegranite Seeds
£1 per portion:
12 – 14 Slices
Remove a good cupful of the mixture and store in the fridge for later. Add the glace cherries to the mixture followed by 100g of the chocolate chips and 75g of the chopped pistachios and fold in.
Now use half this mixture and put on top of the tin lined with panettone.
Now use a further third of the panettone slices to cover the mixture you have just added and remember, no gaps. Drizzle with a further 2tbsp of liqueur.
Now place the remainder of the filling on top and cover with the remainder of the panettone slices. Use the final 2tbsp of liqueur on this final layer.
Cover the tin with clingfilm and press down on the cake to make sure all the layers are well seated.
This can then be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days until needed.
Before you serve, remove from the springform tin, place on a presentation dish and add the cupful of filling you saved to the top surface, levelling as best you can.
Now scatter the remainder of the nuts, and chocolate chips over the top, adding the pomegranate seeds.