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Irish Christmas Cake

 

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369

Yield

24

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

11

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup raisins, seedless
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup sour cherries
dried, cranberries or raisins, dried
*
1 cup apricots, dried
chopped
*
1 cup prunes
pitted, chopped
*
¼ cup candied orange peel
finely chopped
*
½ cup irish whiskey
plus 3 tablespoons
*
1 ½ cups butter, unsalted
room temperature
2 ½ cups sugar
8 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon zest
grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
fresh
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
ground
3 cups cake flour
2 cups almonds
slivered
*
21 ounces marzipan
*
1 x powdered sugar
*

Directions

Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl.

Add ½ cup whiskey.

Let stand overnight, stirring occasionally.

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325℉ (160℃).

Butter 10-inch-diameter tube pan.

Line bottom with parchment or waxed paper.

Butter parchment and dust with flour.

Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until light.

Add 2½ cups sugar and continue beating until fluffy.

Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

Add lemon peel and juice, vanilla, salt and nutmeg.

Mix in flour. Fold in almonds and dried fruit mixture.

Spread evenly in pan.

Bake cake until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour 50 minutes.

Brush 1 tablespoon whiskey over cake.

Cool 5 minutes.

Turnout cake onto rack.

Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons whiskey.

Cool completely.

Press marzipan into disk.

Heavily sprinkle work surface with powdered sugar.

Roll out marzipan to 14-inch round.

Turn cake right side up; place on platter.

Drape marzipan over cake, pressing to mold around cake.

Cut cross in center and press center points into opening.

(Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover tight; store at room temperature.)

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 82g (2.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30539% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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