Will my Christmas cake be dry?

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Anne570

Will my Christmas cake be dry?

Hi there.
Made my second ever Christmas cake a few weeks ago.
I soaked the fruit overnight in Brandy before baking it.
Im now concerned the cake will be very dry as it was in the oven for 4 hours.
Am I too late to salvage it with more liquid on the top?
Any advice would be great thanks

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sam from worthing

dry christmas cake


if you followed delias method. It will not be dry at all.

but, if you have a feeling - turn cake upside down and take a nibble from the underside - and you feel it could be dry, make several piercings in the cake using a cocktail stick or skewer, and spread a tablespoon of brandy/rum/whisky over the cake, and re-wrap in parchment and 2 layers of tin foil.

then in a week-10 days time, you can marzipan it - leave covered in a tea towel to dry out - then a couple of days before christmas you can ice it.

It will be perfect.

 
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