The Christmas cards and chocolates are in the shops and I have tentatively started some Christmas Shopping. But the best bit of all is looking through my Christmas Cake recipes and choosing which ones I will make this year. Usually several varieties. One daughter loves the Chocolate Christmas Cake whereas the other always puts in an order for the Golden Christmas Cake. My son is a traditionalist when it comes to fruit cake, while my husband prefers a Dundee. And me? Well I usually make myself a little Chocolate Cake, as apart from my daughter, I am told it is the least favourite. Strange though that each year I am lucky if I get a single slice.
Browse through my recipes or choose a favourite of your own. Now is a great time to make the cake. The rush of Christmas is still around the corner and the cake will benefit from a long maturing period.
This year I get to try a different type as I need to make a gluten free cake for my husband. I have seen a delicious sounding mandarin orange cake, so think I will give this one a go. On second thoughts I need to make sure it works. Oh well I will just have to make and eat one now – purely as research though!!!!