Prep: 1 hr 30 min
Cook: 0 hr 40 min
Servings: 1 x 20cm cake
Bake Gillian Bell’s delicious cake for Christmas or in the colder months.
200g butter (vegan:use an alternative like coconut oil)
200g soft brown muscovado sugar or organic rapadura
200ml organic eggs (approx 4 large eggs) (vegan- use equivalent quantity of egg replacement)
200g Kialla’s Organic Unbleached Soft Cake Flour
40g organic dutched cocoa powder (we love Organic Times Cocoa Powder)
600g organic mixed dried fruits (eg: raisins, sultanas and prunes or your favourite medley. You can also add more or less fruit it’s a personal choice. 2 level tsp baking powder (if you are using self-raising flour you won’t need this)
70gm organic almond meal
1 ½ tsp mixed spice
3 teaspoons black treacle
200ml alcohol (optional) or fruit juice
125g organic apple sauce or 1 medium-sized freshly grated apple
zest of 2 large organic oranges and one lemon
The day before:
On the day
Her artistry and love of baking takes her all over the world.
Find out more at her website.
This cake was the star in our inaugural eBake with Gillian Bell in 2013. You can follow along with us as we do the baking.
(the quality of much of this video is not great – technology has come a long way since then!)
Part 1: How to make the cake.
Part 2: While the cake bakes we chat with the farmers.
Part 3: Decorating the cake.