If you're making and decorating a Christmas cake for the first time or wanting a new twist on the classic mix of spices, dried fruits, nuts and booze, then look no further. Recipes from expert bakers Delia Smith, Mary Berry, Sue Lawrence and Silvana Franco give you step-by-step instructions on how to make - and ice - the perfect Christmas cake.
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A good Christmas cake is at its best when its been matured – that is, set aside and ‘fed’ with spirits (usually rum or brandy) so that the flavours have time to mingle with each other and simultaneously mellow out and intensify.
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