Christmas Cake tin size

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Cazzie

Christmas Cake tin size

I have been making the Delia rich fruit cake as a Christmas cake very successfully for years using a 7" square 3' deep tin.
Hubby and I are trying to lose some weight so he has requested the same cake but only half the size.
How do I achieve this?
Will the recipe halve and still be successful?
What size tin should I use?
How will it affect the baking time?
Help very welcome!

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Welshcookie

Christmas cake

Why not compromise and make a 7" round cake. It is less cake than a square cake.

A fruit cake only 1 1/2"
thick would be a pretty miserable cake IMO.

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sam from worthing

reducing christmas cake

or, make 2 cakes in 1lb loaf tins, actually i think it will make 3 1lb loafs .

the spare will last for months and months and months properly wrapped and stored.

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panda1

Cook as normal

Cook as normal, half it as the previous person said and stored properly it will keep til next xmas. I do this every year as we are only a small family!

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Cazzie

Thank you!

I totally agree that a 1.5 " thick cake would be pretty miserable!! I have found through changing my Google search how to change the quantities and baking time and it is on this website, though its internal search engine didn't locate it sadly! But I have it now. The only problem is......I need to find a 5" square cake tin if I can and my shopping trip today was not successful! But I shall persevere. Thanks for your thoughts and advice - appreciated. xxx

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Welshcookie

Christmas cake

My oh my!, you are making life difficult for yourself.

Make a normal size cake and do as suggested and cut it in half and put one half away for Easter; or give half away; or make it in loaf tins (excellent suggestion); or even take smaller slices and make it last longer!

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cakes she bakes

Christmas Cake tin

Hi there. Theres a range of tins called masterclass. Buy the 4inch pork pie tin and Delias recipe will make 4 of those. Cook for between 1hour 15 and 1hour 30 in bottom of oven and cover loosely with foil for last 30 mins to stop catching. The cake mixture wont spoil if you want to cook one after the other and they keep well. Good luck

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Clarabloome

Cooking time?

Hi

I am also wanting to make this Christmas cake but I'm going to make it in 2 loaf tins to give to family. Could you advise how long I should bake the two loafs for?

 
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