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5. There’s still time to bake your cake!

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It’s not too late to bake a traditional Christmas cake this year.

A rich, soft, velvet-like texture packed with dried fruit makes a wonderful cake, delicious eaten just as it is.

Avoid baking a brick or limiting your flavours with my top tips for baking a brilliant Christmas cake:

1. Try out different dried fruits if you don’t like the traditional flavours. You could use dried cherries, figs, cranberries or apricots instead.

2. Soak your fruit at least overnight before baking your cake.

3. Add a grated carrot to the cake mixture to keep the final cake moist.

4. Wrap your cake tin in a double layer of brown paper during baking, to help your cake bake evenly.

5. Store your cake tightly wrapped in baking paper plus an outer layer of foil, in an airtight container.

Click the link below to get even more Christmas cake baking tips, including how to bake and when to decorate your cake.


Get more tips on baking a brilliant Christmas cake here

The Epsom Bakehouse panettone baked in online class

Learn to bake panettone


Join me live and learn to bake your own festive panettone step-by-step.

The class takes place on Saturday 27 November at 11am.

A recorded replay is available too if you can’t make that time.

Classes are fun and relaxed, with plenty of time to ask questions.

Previous students have given classes over 70 5* reviews.

Click here to find out more and to book your place.