Wedding cakes

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Tracy ann

Wedding cakes

I am making my daughters wedding cake and I ,want to use Delia's rich fruit cake recipes as it's a winner at Christmas. The tins I have are round - 5" 7" 9" & 11". I've looked at you recipe and got the correct measurements for the 9 & 11 but I still need the measurements and cooking times for the 5" & 7". Can anyone help me. Many thanks Tracy Ann

Lindsey, Food Editor

Wedding Cakes

Hello Tracy Ann,

I’m not sure if you have calculated the cakes that you do have the quantities for based on this chart?

I have not tested these myself but this chart would have been tested before it was published.

Based on this chart - for the 5 inch I would make a 2 egg mixture and bearing in mind that fruit cakes do not rise very much I would fill it until it looked right (this could be all the mixture).

Then for the 7 inch, considering that 2 eggs works for a 6 inch and 4 eggs works for an 8 inch, I would go between them and do a 3 egg mix.

This is my best guess but as I said I have not tested it. For myself I would also take into consideration that rich fruitcakes trim very easily when cold and frequently they are trimmed anyway to get a nice flat surface for icing and stacking. So I think its better to make a deep cake that needs trimming than a shallow cake that cannot be used for the occasion.

I hope that is helpful.

Best wishes


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