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Classic Christmas Cake Recipe

Friday, December 18, 2009

                                                   Classic Christmas Cake Recipe

Classic Christmas Cake Recipe Ingredients

1 pkg. (8 oz.) of cream cheese, softened
1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 1/4 cups of sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 jar (8 oz.) of maraschino cherries, drained & chopped
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons of milk

Classic Christmas Cake Recipe Cooking Process

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar, vanilla and spices. Add eggs,
1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. In small bowl, combine flour with baking
powder; gradually add 2 cups of the flour mixture to butter mixture. To remaining flour
mixture add maraschino cherries and 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans; fold into batter.
Grease 10 inch bundt pan or tube pan; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15
minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan
on wire rack 5 minutes. Loosen edge; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
In small bowl, beat powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Spoon icing over cake.
Garnish with pecan halves and candied cherries.


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