Christmas Cake

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Ellanna

Christmas Cake

I made a Delias's Christmas cake in December 2011.
I did not put alcohol in just fruit juice and it has marzipan and icing on.
I only ate half the cake in that year and I have recently found the other half wrapped in foil in an airtight container.
My question is: would this still be edible?

I unwrapped the cake and it looks and smells fine.

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Welshcookie

Christmas cake

Why don't you cut a slice and try it. It certainly won't harm you as the top tier of a wedding cake was traditionally kept for the christening, which might be well over a year later.

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Ellanna

Welshcookie

Thanks,yes I'll do that.
I'm not usually too fussed about old food i.e use by/best before dates.
If it looks ,smells,tastes ok then I'll eat it.
I think the length of time on this one put me off trying it but yes
people do keep the top layers of wedding cake.
Never thought of that.lol!

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sam from worthing

Christmas Cake

I would normally suggest that it will be more than fine 2 - 3 years after making, but you said it contained no alcohol, i would personally be very cautious about trying the cake as the there is no preservativeness (if that's a real word) in the cake. I could be totally wrong.

I would also remove any icing and marzipan though and discard.

 
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